|Level group||Level group name||Level||Level name||Description|
|A||Basic user||A1||Breakthrough or beginner||· Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.|
· Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
· Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
|A2||Waystage or elementary||· Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).|
· Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
· Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
|B||Independent user||B1||Threshold or 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 while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
· Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
· Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
|B2||Vantage or upper intermediate||· Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.|
· Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
· 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.
|C||Proficient user||C1||Effective operational proficiency or advanced||· Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.|
· Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
· Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
· Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
|C2||Mastery or proficiency||· Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.|
· Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
· Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.