ESL Awards "School Facility of the year 2017"
ESL Awards "English School of the year 2016"

Level Description

Level Description

 


BEGINNER

This is your level… If this describes you…
Beginner

Standard course
Intensive course
Combined course
Individual 1-to-1 training

You are a complete beginner and have no prior knowledge of the language, with the exception of perhaps a few key words.
You are a “false beginner” – i.e. you have some prior, but very basic, knowledge of the language, and find it difficult to produce more than a few key words and phrases. Maybe you haven’t used the language in a while and/or want to start at ‘the beginning’.
You have a very basic knowledge of the language. Your vocabulary is very limited and you have no real understanding of the grammar.
E.g. you can introduce yourself, ask simple directions and order food & drink in a café or restaurant.

 

At the end of Beginner (A1):

can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
can introduce yourself and ask and answer questions about personal details.
can write basic sentences and respond to basic language, including emails in English.
have a very limited vocabulary and very limited understanding of grammar.
can read and understand basic sentences in short paragraphs.
can understand very basic conversation, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to clarify meaning.


ELEMENTARY

This is your level… If this describes you…
Elementary A2

Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Combined course
Individual 1-to-1 training

You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases, but your ability to communicate is limited and you find it difficult to understand everyday spoken language.

 

At the end of Elementary (A2):

can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases, but your ability to communicate is limited and you find it difficult to understand everyday spoken language.
are able to generate simple sentences that reflect your knowledge level.
can describe, in simple terms, aspects of your background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.
can read basic paragraphs related to personal and family information, shopping, local geography, and employment.
can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g., basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment, etc.).


PRE-INTERMEDIATE

This is your level… If this describes you…
Pre-Intermediate A2+

Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Combined course
Individual 1-to-1 training

You can produce sentences and formulate, and respond to, everyday questions. You have a basic knowledge of grammatical structures, including different tenses and word order, and have enough vocabulary to ‘get by’ in predictable situations.

 

At the end of Pre Intermediate (A2+):

can produce sentences and formulate—and respond to—everyday questions.
have a basic knowledge of grammatical structures, including different tenses and word order, that enables you to write simple paragraphs that you can relate to, such as information about yourself, and complete tasks such as filling out forms.
have enough vocabulary to ‘get by’ in predictable situations.
can comprehend short articles about topics you can relate to and are able to respond to them.
can communicate more effectively, if not always accurately, as you are able to understand everyday situations.


INTERMEDIATE

This is your level… If this describes you…
Intermediate B1

Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Combined course
Individual 1-to-1 training
Part-time evening course

You can use and understand simple structures fairly consistently, and can respond to a wide range of questions on familiar subjects. You can communicate effectively, if not always accurately, in most everyday situations and could consider working in the country using the language (e.g. bar/counter work, service in cafés, basic office work).

 

At the end of Intermediate (B1):

can use and understand simple structures fairly consistently, and can respond to a wide range of questions on familiar subjects.
can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
can communicate effectively, if not always accurately, in most everyday situations and consider studying working in the country using the language.


UPPER INTERMEDIATE

This is your level… If this describes you…
Upper Intermediate B2

Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Combined course
Business course
Individual 1-to-1 training
Part-time evening course

You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

 

At the end of Upper Intermediate (B2):

can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
can produce simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics.
are able to comprehend spoken language quite well and can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible, without strain.


ADVANCED

This is your level… If this describes you…
Advanced C1

Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Combined course
Business course
Individual 1-to-1 training
Part-time evening course

You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization. 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 on a topical issue, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

 

At the end of Advanced (C1):

can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible, without strain for either party.
can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, giving advantages and disadvantages of various options.
can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization.
can understand a wide range of demanding, long speeches and recognize implicit meaning.


PROFICIENT

This is your level… If this describes you…
Proficient C2

Standard course
Semi-intensive course
Intensive course
Combined course
Business course
Individual 1-to-1 training
Part-time evening course

You can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without guidance at a fast, native pace and can communicate powerfully and proficiently in English in your professional and personal lives. You can understand virtually everything heard or read with ease, including abstract, structurally complex text and literary writings. You can link lessons to 21st century outcomes and respond to ideas to find your own voice in complex, varied texts.

 

At the end of Proficient (C2):

can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without guidance at a fast, native pace to communicate powerfully and proficiently in English in their professional and personal lives.
can understand virtually everything heard or read with ease.
can understand abstract, structurally complex text and literary writings.
can link lessons to 21st century outcomes and respond to ideas to find their own voice.

Close