Six levels of foreign language proficiency

CEFR’s scales

Do you know the European reference framework for languages? Discover your level in a language according to the CEFR.

A skills scale based on the CEFR.

Our language training method is built on the scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This standard, recommended by the Council of Europe since 2001, describes the linguistic competences on six levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

The CEFR provides a language proficiency rating scale and is now a reference in the field of language learning and teaching in many countries. It ensures transparency and international comparability of results in the evaluation.

Discover your CEFR level

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Can understand and use familiar and everyday expressions as well as very simple statements aimed at satisfying concrete needs. Can introduce or introduce someone and ask a person questions about him – for example, his place of residence, his relations, what belongs to him, etc. – and can answer the same type of questions. Can communicate in a simple way if the speaker speaks slowly and clearly and is cooperative.

Can understand isolated sentences and frequently used expressions in relation to immediate priority areas (eg, simple personal and family information, shopping, close environment, work). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring only simple and direct information exchange on familiar and familiar topics. Can describe with simple means his training, his immediate environment and evoke subjects that correspond to immediate needs.

Can understand the essentials when plain and standard language is used and if they are familiar topics in work, school, hobbies, etc. Can cope with most situations when traveling to a region where the target language is spoken. Can produce a simple and coherent speech on familiar topics and in his fields of interest. Can tell an event, experience or dream, describe a hope or purpose, and briefly explain reasons or explanations for a project or idea.

Can understand the essential content of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text, including a technical discussion in his / her specialty. Can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and ease such as a conversation with a native speaker with no tension for either. Can speak in a clear and detailed manner on a wide range of topics, give an opinion on a current topic and outline the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.

Can understand a wide range of lengthy and demanding texts, as well as grasp implicit meanings. Can express spontaneously and fluently without having to look for words. Can use language effectively and flexibly in social, professional or academic life. Can express themselves on complex subjects in a clear and well-structured way and show control over tools of organization, articulation and cohesion of speech.

Can manage an International Business Unit. Can understand without effort virtually everything he / she reads or hears and expresses himself / herself spontaneously. Can return facts and arguments from various written and oral sources by summarizing them consistently. Can express itself spontaneously, very fluently and accurately and can make distinct fine nuances of meaning in relation to complex subjects. Can write clear, fluid, and stylistically appropriate text (letters, reports, or complex articles). Can summarize and criticize in writing a professional work or a literary work.


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