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Language Level Progression

Beginner 1 CEFR A1 10 weeks, 20 hours
Beginner 2 CEFR A1 10 weeks, 20 hours
Beginner 3 CEFR A1 10 weeks, 20 hours
Elementary 1 CEFR A2 10 weeks, 20 hours
Elementary 2 CEFR A2 10 weeks, 20 hours
Elementary 3 CEFR A2 10 weeks, 20 hours
Intermediate 1 CEFR B1 10 weeks, 20 hours
Intermediate 2 CEFR B1 10 weeks, 20 hours
Intermediate 3 CEFR B1 10 weeks, 20 hours
Upper Intermediate CEFR B2 10 weeks, 20 hours x 3 or 4 courses
Advanced CEFR C1 10 weeks, 20 hours x 4 or 5 courses

Beginner level (Level A1)

The student does not have any knowledge of the language. Beginners can be either absolute beginners, who have zero prior experience of the language or, false beginners who have been exposed to the language before but perhaps a long time ago.

Elementary level (level A2)

The student understands and can produced simple sentences, instructions, descriptions and exchanges used in everyday life. The student can produce this language with limited accuracy and fluency and is limited mainly to expressions in the present tense.

Intermediate level (level B1)

The student can speak about a range of topics which extend beyond everyday life. The student is able to express their feelings, thoughts, and opinions with a good level of comprehension, in a number of tenses (depending on the language). Fluency can still be halted by searching for words, has difficulty with unfamiliar accents and use of idiomatic language.

Upper intermediate level (level B2)

The student has a good level of comprehension and production in all four skills. Range of vocabulary is wide, there is a good command and use of functional language, nuances and some idiomatic phrases are also used and understood. Level is sufficient to operate in a professional context.

Advanced level (level C1)

The student has an excellent command of the language across all four skills. The student can express themselves well and with confidence in all situations. The level of fluency is high, searching for language is rare and the student is able to command a conversation with native speakers.

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