You can self-assess your level using the descriptions below or simply contact Françoise to arrange a free level evaluation.

Level obtained at the end of each course Description
Beginner (CEFR level A1)
  • You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • You can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have.
  • You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Beginner + (CEFR level A2)
  • You 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).
  • You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Intermediate (CEFR level B1)
  • You can understand the main points on familiar matters (work, school, leisure...).
  • You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • You can produce simple text about familiar/personal interests.
  • You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Intermediate + (CEFR level B2)
  • You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • You 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)
  • You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.


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