Language Level Description | Language School in Kiev | Language Arts & Education

International Language Level Standard

According to the student’s skills all languages can be divided into 6 levels.

Basic Speaker

Beginner (A1)

  • Can understand and use everyday expressions.
  • Can introduce himself/herself to others and can ask and answer simple questions about personal details (where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has).
  • Can read and interact with other people in a simple way. 

Elementary (A2)

  • Can understand complex sentences and frequently used expressions.
  • Can have simple conversation related to areas about very basic personal and family information, shopping, location, work.
  • Can participate in direct exchange of information.
  • Can explain simple and routine aspects of life.

Independent Speaker

Intermediate (B1)

  • Can understand the main points of standard daily conversation at school, work, leisure also in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce text with simple and complex sentences.
  • Can describe situations, events, dreams.
  • Can give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. 

Upper Intermediate (B2)

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex texts.
  • Can communicate on both concrete and abstract topics. Also ready to give explanation about his/her field of work specialization.
  • Can interact in spontaneously dialogue even with native speaker.
  • Can produce clear, coherent text and explain a viewpoint on wider range of topics.
  • Can analyze text and extract advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Proficient Speaker

Advanced (C1)

  • Can understand original texts and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously and make communication full of nice examples.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for various social purposes even academic and professional.
  • Can produce logical, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects using various stylistic devices. 

Proficiency (C2)

  • Can use language in all life situations.
  • Can analyze and summarize information from different spoken and written sources.
  • Can use language for scientific and teaching purpose.
  • Can differentiate all shades of meaning and use it spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.