Language Levels

Languages Levels

What are the different levels and how do they match the Common European Framework (CEFR)?

Beginners - for those who have no previous study or knowledge of the language

Elementary - for those who have completed our beginners module or have some knowledge of the language perhaps from previous study (about 40-50 hours) or CEFR level A1

Lower intermediate - for those who have a GCSE or CEFR level A2 in the language

Upper intermediate - for those who have an AS or CEFR level B1 in the language

Advanced - for those who have an A2 or CEFR level B2 in the language

Further Advanced (French - FLTU2333) - for those who have near-native fluency or CEFR level B2/C1 in the language

You may also find this website helpful: http://gostudylink.net/en/support/levels

 

 

Prerequisites

Expected exit level/ competence based on CEFR

Beginner

 

 

 o   no prior knowledge or previous study

*if you already know some of the language, you are not a beginner and therefore cannot enrol on a beginners module

A1/A2

with possibly some competences at a borderline A2

Elementary

 

 

 

o   successful completion of LfA beginner module

o   CEFR A1

o   an agreed equivalent

A2/B1

equivalent of a good UK GCSE

Lower Intermediate

 

 

o   successful completion of LfA elementary module

o   GCSE grades A-C

o   CEFR A2 (on entry a student may have some competencies at B1)

o   agreed equivalents to any of these

 

B1

 

Upper Intermediate

 

 

o   successful completion of LfA lower intermediate module

o   AS level  grades A-C

o   CEFR B1

o   agreed equivalents to any of these

B2

Advanced

 

 

o   successful completion of LfA upper intermediate module

o   A level grades A-C

o   CEFR B1/B2

o   agreed equivalents to any of these                                                                                                                   

B2/C1

 

Advanced plus

 

 

 

o   successful completion of LfA advanced module

o   6-12 months in country

o   near-native fluency

o   CEFR B2/C1

C1/C2