Researchers involved in the English Profile Programme are developing an innovative and unique methodology for describing the English language using corpus research techinques. Previous language profiles have been produced by language specialists largely using their insight as expert users and teachers of the language. However English Profile's methodology is empirical, based on data provided by real learners of English, which means that it provides concrete evidence of what learners throughout the world can do at each level of the CEFR.
English Profile's Reference Level Descriptions (RLDs) will serve as a framework to classify, systematise and compare learner production of the English language. Thanks to its basis in empirical research, it can be referenced with far greater certainty than anything preceding it.
If you would like to support this work, you can provide learner data to add to our corpus. To do this, please visit our Language Research website.