I welcome the comments from Pauline McNaughton explaining that the Canadian Benchmarks system is going to be made easier to understand. I look forward to that. Right now I feel that the Common European Framework levels are easier to understand. Having only 6 levels is also an advantage with the CEF.
At The Linguist we have more or less adopted the European benchmarks and added our own known words count to further describe learners levels. But we are open to all ideas. Simplicity has to be a major concern where learners are concerned.
The more the learner can evaluate him or herself, or understand the evaluation criteria, the better for everyone.
I am having trouble with this French keyboard and hope I did not leave too many typos here.