Basic

(Level A)

At the end of this level you should be able to:

  • introduce yourself personally, and understand and react to such introductions
  • understand simple messages and announcements, like ‘Send this letter to Ms X.’
  • handle very short exchanges during social interactions.

For example you should be able to say,

The boss comes by 10 o’ clock’.
The office is 5 minutes from the Metro station.’
If it rains…, we don’t deliver…
This is better because…

You should also be able to make notes for personal purposes.
However, you will not be able to carry conversations forward on your own.

On the Way

(Level B)

At the end of this level you should be able to:

  • understand the main work or leisure related issues
  • understand the broad points of the news on the radio or TV on current affairs or topics of interest to you
  • speak unprepared on simple and familiar topics of personal or everyday interest
  • give reasons and explanations for your opinions and plans.

For example you should be able to say,

I’ve spoken to the manager’.
Please fill out this form.’
If you had come to us last year you would have...’
Would it be possible for you to..’.

Classic

(Level C)

At the end of this level you should be able to:

  • understand long speeches, and even complex arguments on familiar topics
  • understand films where dialogues are spoken slowly
  • interact reasonably fluently and persuasively with native speakers
  • make notes on non-routine matters
  • present arguments on regular matters, justifying and defending your point of view.

For example you should be able to say,
You must’ve told him you were an engineer.
In spite of … you could… because….’
Had he…, it wouldn’t have…

We have different sub-levels showing increasing levels of difficulty within each level.