Levels

What will I learn?

The courses we run are for students who have already started to learn English and want to practise and improve it. Therefore, the lowest level we can accept students on our class courses is elementary. To join an elementary class, students must be able to understand and respond to simple language, be able to talk about themselves and their family, tell the time, talk about things they do every day, and have a basic vocabulary of approximately 300 words. Students must also be able to read and write Roman script.

Please note that we cannot take complete/false beginners on our class courses and can only organise one-to-one tuition for students of this particular level.

Most of our courses are available at 5 levels. The lists below can be used as a simple guide to what student should be able to do at each linguistic level.

Level 1
Elementary (Common European Framework Level A1)

At the end of this level students will be able to:

  • talk about things they are doing now and what they have done in the past
  • describe objects and people
  • ask simple questions in the present and past
  • read short texts
  • listen to short dialogues
  • write short e-mails and postcards

Level 2
Pre-Intermediate (Common European Framework Level A2)

At the end of this level students will be able to:

  • make comparisons
  • talk about future plans
  • agree and disagree
  • make polite requests
  • describe people’s appearance and character
  • read longer texts
  • listen to more difficult dialogues
  • write short informal letters and stories

Level 3
Intermediate (Common European Framework Level B1)

At the end of this level students will be able to:

  • talk about their intentions
  • make predictions
  • express obligations and give advice
  • maintain a conversation and chat with friends
  • use more complex vocabulary to talk about holidays, the news, relationships, etc.
  • listen to longer dialogues and short narratives
  • write narrative and descriptive passages and short compositions

Level 4
Upper-Intermediate (Common European Framework Level B2)

At the end of this level students will be able to:

  • express personal opinions in a discussion
  • describe problems in detail
  • give a short presentation
  • feel confident having a formal telephone conversation
  • read and understand newspaper articles and longer stories
  • listen to longer dialogues, interviews and radio news items
  • write longer compositions, narratives, formal and informal letters

Level 5
Advanced (Common European Framework Level C1+)

At the end of this level students will be able to:

  • participate actively in longer discussions with native speakers and interact spontaneously
  • present and defend their point of view
  • give longer presentations and reports
  • use phrasal verbs and idioms appropriately
  • read and understand more complicated texts, novels and articles
  • listen to longer radio interviews, news reports and watch films in English
  • write longer stories, compositions, reports and essays.