In many parts of Canada (and especially in Ontario) second language educators are paying more attention to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) a tool developed by the Council of Europe to help identify a person's language competency irrespective of grade level or age. The principles of the CEFR's Action Oriented Approach are strongly embedded in the recently released Curriculum Guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Education. Indications are that several other provinces will be following suit. The philosophy of the AIM aligns extremely well with the principles of the CEFR.
Consequently, AIM Language Learning has developed a wonderful, full-color Language Assessment Activities Package and Student Portfolio, based on the principles of the CEFR. All four language skills are assessed. This package is also an excellent resource for the many European teachers who are already familiar with the CEFR.