English levels

In line with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

A1
Absolute Beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions.
  • Can introduce yourself and others, ask and answer personal questions.
  • Can interact in a simple conversation with a slow speaking conversation partner.
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A2
Beginner
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to familiar topics.
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks.
  • Can describe in simple terms your background and immediate environment.
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B1
Intermediate
  • Can understand the basics of matters like work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can simple connected text on familiar topics.
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B2
Upper-Intermediate
  • Can understand a complex text, both general and specific topics. This includes technical discussions in your field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with native speakers, easily understand them and express yourself without thinking about language.
  • Can write clear, detailed text and explain viewpoints on a certain topic by giving pros and cons.
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C1
Advanced
  • Can understand and write a variety of long or complicated texts.
  • Can express yourself fluently without fishing for words.
  • Can use language creatively in various ways for social, academic and professional purposes.
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