Level chart

Language level chart

To get a general idea of what your current language level is and to get an idea of how to place students in a group, here is a detailed description of each level of knowledge, valid for all languages, in correspondence with the EU standard.

Beginner – A1

You will learn to:

  • Give basic information about yourself and your family
  • Ask simple questions
  • Indicate the time
  • Talk about the things you do every day
  • Read short texts
  • Understand basic conversation

Elementary – A2

We will teach you how to:

  • Talk about likes and dislikes
  • Discuss where and how you live
  • Talk about past events and future plans
  • Describe objects and people
  • Talk about the weather
  • Ask simple questions
  • Read short texts
  • Listen to short dialogues
  • Write short e-mails and postcards

Pre-Intermediate – A2/B1

You will start to develop your skills so that you can:

  • Make comparisons
  • Talk about future plans
  • Agree and disagree
  • Make simple polite requests
  • Talk about travel and holidays
  • Describe people’s appearance and character
  • Talk about possessions
  • Read longer texts
  • Listen to more difficult conversations
  • Write a short letter or story

Intermediate – B1

You will be able to:

  • Talk about intentions
  • Make predictions
  • Express obligations
  • Give advice
  • Give and understand instructions
  • Talk about your holidays, the news and relationships
  • Write a short CV

Upper-Intermediate – B2

You will have gained the confidence to be able to:

  • Express your personal opinions in a discussion
  • Speculate
  • Speak alone for about 5 mins.
  • Understand short newspaper articles
  • Write a formal letter
  • Write a detailed CV
  • Make formal telephone conversations
  • Make travel arrangements

Advanced – C1

As an advanced student, you will learn how to:

  • Talk about imaginary situations in the present and the past
  • Give longer presentations
  • Write longer formal and informal letters
  • Understand longer and more complicated texts
  • Watch and understand films in English
  • Speak confidently on any topic
  • Use short questions to show interest
  • Pay and receive compliments
  • Use phrasal verbs and idioms appropriately

Proficiency – C2

You are now a fluent speaker and will practice how to:

  • Use idioms and colloquialisms appropriately
  • Analyse the language in context
  • Understand films and literature
  • Improve fluency and accuracy