ESOL – Beginner level
– false beginners, who have already been exposed to the language in a passive way, or have studied it a long time ago or to a limited extent.
ESOL – Elementary level (level A1*)
ESOL – Upper elementary level (level A1-A2*)
ESOL – Lower intermediate level (level A2*)
ESOL – Intermediate level (niveau A2-B1*)
ESOL – Upper intermediate level (level B1*)
The student understands everyday language. In spite of some grammar and expression mistakes, is capable of expressing general ideas with nuances. Language knowledge is sufficient, operational, to use in the professional world.
ESOL– Advanced level (level B1-B2*)
The student masters the structure of the foreign language, both oral and written. He/she is capable of expressing him/herself confidently in various situations and of understanding the language spoken by natives. He/she is still recognised by the prudent use of the language, his/her expressions learned by heart or the absence of idiomatic expressions.
ESOL – Very advanced level (level C1*)
The student understands almost everything, including idiomatic expressions. In spite of occasional errors, he/she is close to mother tongue level, even in complex situations.
ESOL – Proficiency level (level C1-C2*)
Acquired without doubt following a long stay in immersion, the student masters the foreign language fluently and with precision. At a level sometimes superior to that of some native speakers, with perhaps less idiomatic expressions.