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Language Levels

 

AEA Level

 

 

CEFR*

 

Overall competencies

Advanced C1- By the end of Advanced level, a student can:

  • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise subtle, implicit meaning. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects using linkers and cohesive devices. Can speak fluently without effort.
Upper Intermediate B2 By the end of Upper-Intermediate level, a student can:

  • Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party
  • Produce clear detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
Intermediate B1 By the end of Intermediate level, a student can:

  • Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc
  • Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken
  • Produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest
  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
Pre-Intermediate B1- By the end of Pre-Intermediate level, a student can:

  • Understand many of the main points of clear standard input on very familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc.
  • Deal with many of the situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken
  • Produce simple connected text on topics which are very familiar or of personal interest
  • Describe simple, experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and be starting to give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
Elementary A2 By the end of Elementary level, a student can:

  • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters of immediate need
Beginner A1 By  the end of Beginner level, a student can:

  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases to satisfy concrete needs
  • Introduce themselves and ask/answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help

*CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference