Vocabulary Word Lists According to the CEFR
According to the Council of Europe, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels: A1 and A2, B1 and B2, C1 and C2. Based on empirical research and widespread consultation, this scheme makes it possible to compare tests and examinations across languages and national boundaries.
Working along these lines, the English Profile has created two innovative online tools that are publicly accessible and constitute an invaluable source of information to anybody interested in English Language Teaching (ELT): English Vocabulary Profile Online and English Grammar Profile Online. These are searchable databases that give you free access to the research findings on what English vocabulary and grammar is suitable for teaching at each CEFR level.
To make life easier for our students here at the Experimental Junior High School of the University of Macedonia, we have used the tools offered by the English Profile to compile word list files in the PDF format with the vocabulary needed to attain each of the aforementioned language proficiency levels in English. Thanks to the abundance of examples included in the English Profile's online database, the word lists offer clear definitions and usage samples for each word. Students are invited to use these files as reference material while studying or as a revision aid, while preparing for the National Foreign Language Exams (or any other exams, for that matter).
Feedback is appreciated if you find this compilation useful or if you find mistakes that need to be corrected. In the former case, credit should be given to the English Profile, which made this project possible, while, in the latter case, blame should be laid on the inadequacies of the compiler.