The Cambridge English Digital Framework for Language Teachers

The Cambridge English Digital Framework has been developed by experts in the field, in consultation with practising language teachers and trainers. It forms the basis for the organisation of this site and provides a focused and principled guide to professional development.

We know that every teacher has their own starting point and professional development goals –explore the six categories and Test your Digital Skills to kick-start your digital professional development.

Technology takes you beyond the classroom: as a digital citizen, you need to be productive, organised and act responsibly, safely and legally in the digital arena to protect yourself and your learners.

Digital tools and resources provide both opportunities and challenges for language learning: develop your awareness of underlying theories and methodologies and use technology effectively to enhance learning and improve your own language awareness and proficiency.

Use digital tools and resources to accelerate and track your own professional development: reflect on your teaching, discover online conferences and sources of information, and share knowledge and best practice through a network of peers.

Plan for success! Evaluate, choose and integrate digital tools and resources to support course aims and learning objectives, plan logical sequences of work for lessons and courses, and create attractive and useful interactive resources which maximise learning potential.

Build your confidence! Master and manage digital tools to support, educate and communicate with your learners; develop their skills in using technology effectively for learning, so that they can successfully meet their learning outcomes and take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by the digital learning environment.

Understand what’s happening in your classroom! Digital tools provide new and more efficient ways of accessing and managing large quantities of data. Use technology to assess your learners and use that information to improve their learning; evaluate the effectiveness of your lessons and the digital tools and resources that you use.