A1 - Beginner

Objective : Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; 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 - to attain the (*CEFR) A1 level.

Description

Listening Speaking Reading Writing

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

 

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.

 

Can understand the purpose, structure and main idea of short text on familiar matters.

 

Can produce short text based on a picture. Can add personal information: name, nationality, address; to complete a form.

 

A2 - Elementary

Objective : Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; 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 - to attain the (*CEFR) A2 level.

Description

Listening Speaking Reading Writing
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, employment).

 

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.

 

Can understand the purpose, structure and main idea of short text on familiar and routine matters. Can extract specific information from short text.

Can write a short piece of correspondence. Can produce short text based on pictures (diary entry, short story, description) and familiar and routine matters.

 

 

B1 - Intermediate

Objective : Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc; Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest; Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Description

Listening Speaking Reading Writing

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. 

 

Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.


 

Can understand the purpose, structure and main idea of text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can extract specific information from clear, detailed text.

Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can produce short text describing experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. 


 

B2 - Advanced

Objective : Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation; 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 on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Description

Listening Speaking Reading Writing

Can understand the main points of complex input on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.

Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.


 

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical documents in his/her field of specialisation.

Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.