Assessing your level and progress
Assessing your level and progress
Assessing your level and progress
Assessing your level and progress

Language levels

Our partner schools carefully classify their classes into different language levels to ensure that you learn with other students of a similar standard and therefore make fast progress together. Each student will be given a test to determine their level before their first class and put into the correct group accordingly.

The following graph, based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), shows how many weeks (of 20 hours of lessons per week) you need to progress from one level to the next. This is an approximate estimation that varies depending on the individual.


Can interact in a simple way, understanding and using basic phrases and familiar everyday expressions. For example, they can ask questions about dishes on a restaurant's menu and understand the waiter’s responses if they are spoken clearly and use simple language.


Can communicate on familiar and everyday topics in a simple way. For example, they can take part in a conversation on predictable and simple topics.


Can deal with most situations likely to arise when travelling in a country where the language is spoken and can describe experiences, ambitions, opinions and plans. For example, they can open a bank account as long as the process is not too complex.


Can understand the main ideas of complex texts and can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity on a variety of subjects. For example, they can guide visitors, giving them detailed information about a place of interest.


Can express ideas fluently and use the language flexibly and effectively, with a good accent. For example, they can deal with hostile questions calmly and confidently.


Can understand demanding academic materials and can express him/herself very fluently, with a high level of precision. In some situations, they may use the language in a way that is more advanced than the average native speaker. For example, they can read a complex text and grasp the content almost as quickly as a native speaker.

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