CEFRL

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

abbreviated in English as CEFRL, is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries.

A1

Beginner

At the completion of the A1 level, you will be able to:

  • Talk about your daily routine and your family in detail

  • Express your feelings

  • Ask everyday questions (pourquoi, quand, qui etc.).

  • Order in a restaurant and shop in stores

  • Give date and time and understand a schedule

  • Use negation ne ... pas

  • Use the recent past and the close future

  • Conjugate irregular verbs: avoir, être, aller, prendre, faire.
     

B2
Independent

At the completion of level B2, you will be able to:

  • Understand complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization

  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party.

  • Produce clear, detailed opinions on a wide range of subjects

  • Use the passive voice, and more complex structures

A2
Elementary

At the completion of the A2 level, you will be able to:

  • Organize a trip abroad and deal with administrative procedures

  • Express a view point and defend it

  • Talk about your professional experience

  • Use the imparfait and passé composé to talk about past events

  • Use the future tense and the imperative

  • Refine the use of pronouns: relatives, possessives, comparatives  and demonstratives 
     

C1
Proficient

At the completion of the level C1, you will be able to:

  • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning

  • Express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much searching for expressions.

  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes

  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

B1
Intermediate

At the completion of the B1 level, you will be able to:

  • Understand the main points of conversation regularly encountered in work and leisure

  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and give explanations for opinions 

  • Understand newspaper headlines and the press, relate an event in a narrative style

  • Participate in a debate by jumping in and responding.

  • Use the conditional tense, and present participle

  • Start using the subjunctive tense

C2
Advanced

At this level, you will be able to:

  • Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

  • Summarize information from different spoken and written sources

  • Reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation

  • Express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.