Technical Advisory Group
2014 - Present
Brian North worked for 37 years for Eurocentres, the Swiss-based foundation that teaches languages where they are spoken, an official NGO to the Council of Europe since 1968. He is actively involved in EAQUALS (Evaluation and Accreditation for Quality Language Services) and was its Chair 2005-10. The subject of his PhD was the development of the levels and descriptors for the CEFR, of which he was co-author. He was also co-author of the prototype European Language Portfolio, the Manual for relating examinations to the CEFR, the Core Inventory for General English and the European Profiling Grid for language teacher competences.