What is the difference between A1, A2, B1 etc.?

If you ever tried to find the right language course for you, you probably came across courses ranked from A1 to C2. These levels were defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Yet what is it that people at the various levels of competence can or cannot communicate in the language? Here is my answer.

The three broad levels are A1/A2 ("Basic User"), B1/B2 ("Independent User"), and C1/C2 ("Proficient User"). Let's take a look at what you should be able to communicate at the various levels set out by CERF.

So how does the above translate into our courses? You will find a detailed account of what we normally cover at each level from A1 to C2 here.

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