ENGLISH AND FRENCH LEVELS (CEFR)
At Language Coaching, we work with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.
You should be able to recognise and use familiar words and simple phrases for concrete purposes. Can introduce yourself or someone else. Can ask and answer basic questions about home, family, surroundings, etc. Can communicate in a basic way when the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is ready to repeat or reformulate to help communication.
You should be able to understand isolated phrases and common expressions that relate to areas of high personal relevance (like personal or family information, shopping, immediate environment, work). Can communicate during easy or habitual tasks requiring a basic and direct information exchange on familiar subjects. Using simple words, can describe surroundings and communicate immediate needs.
You should be able to understand a wide range of long and complex texts, including any subtextual or stylistic nuances. Can express yourself freely and fluidly, without obviously fumbling for words. Can use the language effectively and fluently in a social, professional or academic context. Can speak in a clear, organised way about complex subjects, developing a well-structured argument.
MASTER OR PROFICIENT
You should be able to effortlessly understand almost everything you read or hear. Capable of a coherent summary of events or arguments from oral or written sources. Can express yourself precisely in a spontaneous, fluent way, conveying finer shades of meaning precisely.