The GSE Learning Objectives



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Download the GSE Learning Objectives for Adults

Adult learner's English Learning Objective

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The Global Scale of English (GSE) is the world’s first truly global English language standard. It allows you to measure learner progress accurately and easily. The Global Scale of English is aligned to other scales you may have heard of, such as the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and High-Stakes Tests, so you can use it to guide your learning no matter what your ultimate goal.

But a scale needs context. So in order to describe what learners can be expected to do at different levels of proficiency on the Global Scale of English, we’ve created a brand new set of GSE Learning Objectives that describe what a learner should be able to do at every point on the Global Scale of English across each of the four skills.

Download the GSE Learning Objectives for Professional English

Business English Learning Objective

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Now available, the Global Scale of English Learning Objectives for Professional English – 346 brand new ‘Can Do’ statements designed to support those learning English in a professional setting. With these new GSE learning objectives, we now have over 1,000 new ‘Can Do’ statements, considerably extending those included in the CEFR.
Creating the new GSE Learning Objectives with involving thousands of teachers from over 50 countries has been a truly collaborative endeavour. These teachers rated the new learning objectives – placing them on the GSE and CEFR to create a shared view of what it means to be at a level in English. As a result, teachers and learners worldwide now have a clear and precise definition of what learners can be expected to do at a particular level across each of the four skills.

Download the GSE Learning Objectives for Academic English

Academic English Learning Objective

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We have just released a set of Global Scale of English Learning Objectives for Academic English – 449 brand new ‘Can Do’ statements designed to support those learning English in a higher education or academic setting. The addition of this new set of GSE learning objectives means we now have a total of over 1,000 brand new ‘Can Do’ statements, substantially extending those included in the CEFR.

Creating the new GSE Learning Objectives has been a truly collaborative endeavour involving thousands of teachers from over 50 countries. These teachers rated the new learning objectives – placing them on the GSE and CEFR to create a shared view of what it means to be at a level in English. As a result, teachers and learners worldwide now have a clear and precise definition of what learners can be expected to do at a particular level across each of the four skills.

Download the GSE Learning Objectives for Young Learners

Young Learners English Learning Objective

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Now available, our GSE Learning Objectives for Young Learners – 490 brand new ‘Can Do’ statements designed to support those teaching young learners aged 6-14.

Creating the new GSE Learning Objectives for Young Learners has involved hundreds of teachers from over 45 countries – a truly collaborative endeavour. These teachers rated the new learning objectives – placing them on the Global Scale of English and Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to create a shared view of what it means for young learners to be at a particular proficiency level in English.

Download the GSE Learning Objectives for Grammar

Grammar Learning Objective

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Now available – GSE Grammar provides detailed information on the key enabling skill of grammar, linking grammatical structures to their usage pattern, related language functions and GSE level. Containing over 390 descriptors, GSE Grammar can be used alongside the GSE Learning Objectives to help teachers find out at which GSE/CEFR level a grammar structure becomes necessary for successful communication.

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