Language levels - Taalhuis Amsterdam

Language levels

Language levels and the CEFR

Our language courses follow the levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
This framework gives clear can-do statements for each level. Below you’ll find a very short summary of the CEFR levels.

After finishing the A1 level you can:

▶ understand and use very basic expressions to satisfy concrete needs.
▶ introduce yourself and ask others questions about personal details.
▶ interact simply as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

After finishing the A2 level you can:

▶ understand frequently used expressions in most intermediate areas, such as shopping, family, employment, etc.
▶ complete tasks that are routine and involve a direct exchange of information.
▶ describe matters of immediate need in simple terms.

After finishing the B1 level you can:

▶ understand conversations regarding family, work, school or leisure-related topics.
▶ deal with most travel situations in areas where the language is spoken.
▶ create simple texts on topics of personal interest.
▶ describe experiences, events, dreams, and ambitions, as well as opinions or plans in brief.

After finishing the B2 level you can:

▶ understand the main ideas of a complex text such as a technical piece related to your field.
▶ spontaneously interact without too much strain for either the learner or the native speaker.
▶ produce a detailed text on a wide range of subjects.

After finishing the C1 level you can:

▶ understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations.
▶ express ideas easily.
▶ effectively use the language for social, academic or professional situations.
▶ create well-structured and detailed texts on complex topics.


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