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Revised English Language Proficiency Benchmarks

Revised English Language Proficiency Benchmarks for Newcomer Post-Primary Students were suggested in 2008 drawing on the

IILT Benchmarks (2003)

Irish post-primary ELP checklists (2004)

Council of Europe ELP descriptor bank (2004)

These Revised ELP Benchmarks can be accessed below:

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Revised English Language Proficiency Benchmarks for Newcomer Post-Primary Students.pdf


   What's new?

english language award The ELSP has won the 2009 European Award for Languages - click here for details

Jury's comments "Feedback from involved teachers very positive about motivation of students and this is motivating for teachers...Very impressed with project...Valuable idea transferable to e.g. Gaelscoileanna."

newly added Click here for a Report into English Language Support in Irish Post-Primary Schools - Policy, challenges and deficits (pdf format)

Remember, these units are further supplemented with a wide range of appropriate language learning and self-study activities suitable for post-primary students to do individually, in pairs or in small groups.
We again acknowledge Gill & Macmillan for their permission to reproduce certain short texts in some of these Units.

Click here to find out more about the CEFR and the Levels (more)




English Language Support Programme, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

The English Language Support Programme is part of the Trinity Immigration Initiative (funded by AIB)