General European Framework

The General European Framework for languages (GER) defines the course levels which determine the language students’ linguistic skills in the areas of communicative competence and active and receptive skills.

A1- Beginner
Can understand and use basic phrases. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided that  the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary
Can communicate during simple and routine tasks requiring the direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of
immediate need.

B1 - Intermediate
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations.

B2 - Vantage
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular, unstrained interaction with native speakers. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 - Advanced
Can express him/herself spontaneously and fluently. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. Can produce clear,  well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.