1 Department of Language and Business Communication, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 English teaching group, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Centre for Teaching and Learning (CUL), Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Centre for Teaching and Learning (CUL), Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
The definition of levels of foreign language competence is anything but unambiguous. There is thus a need for a more fine-tuned framework of reference, within which the different levels of competence may be described. In this article the Common European Framework of Reference, developed under the auspices of the Council of Europe, will be briefly described as will DIALANG, a web-based diagnostic testing system developed in accordance with the common European framework. Finally, the strengths and weaknesses as well as the perspectives for future use of these new tools will be discussed.