Common European Framework level (CEFR)
 
    The Common European Framework outlines the following abilities expected
    of students at each level.
 


        Level A1
  •  Can understand and use familiar everyday expression
  • Can understand very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others
  • 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.
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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, 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.
 


        Level B1
  • 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 which are familiar or of personal interest.
     
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly
    give
    reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
 


        Level B2
  •  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.
 


        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.
 


        
Level C2
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarise informatio from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely,
    differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.