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You can self-assess your level using the descriptions below:

 

Level obtained at the end of each course

Description

Beginner

 

(CEFR level A1)

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Beginner +

 

(CEFR level A2)

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Intermediate

 

(CEFR level B1)

  • Can understand the main points on familiar matters (work, school, leisure...).
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple text about familiar/personal interests.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Intermediate +

 

(CEFR level B2)

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint (e.g advantages and disadvantages of various options).

Advanced

 

(CEFR level C1)

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

 

 Source: based on CEFR Wikipedia