The Theoretical Framework is a companion document to the Canadian Language Benchmarks.
This document provides a more in-depth study of the CLB. It provides an overview of the CLB including:global profiles of Benchmarks 1 to 12 theoretical background rating scales glossary of terms bibliography
In order to make the CLB a practical, usable document, the competencies and standards had to be considerably compressed and simplified. Much of the in-depth discussion of language ability or proficiency omitted from the CLB has been included in this document.
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