Council of Europe Consultancy

Permanent consultant to the Council of Europe

We have been an education consultant to the Council of Europe since 1968. Throughout our consultancy work we have made our experience and resources available to the Council of Europe and have been asked to lead fundamental projects that have shaped language and communication skills teaching and learning globally.

Seminal projects


Common European Frame of Reference for Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CEFR)

Adopted globally by thousands of institutions, publishers, corporations and government bodies to produce, teach and assess language materials and proficiency levels across more than 40 languages.


Common European Framework of Reference Companion Volume with New Descriptors

Fundamental extension to the original work. A broadened vision for 21st Century communication skills.

Authority in education

Our insider consultant role in these projects has made us the world authority on understanding and applying the CEFR to all our language and communication skills programmes.

More information about the CEFR and our leading contribution can be found here.

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