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What is my level?

Here is a short self-assesment to help you find your proficiency level. Before or upon registration to a class, we will send you a little test, to make sure you chose the right level. You can also schedule a short phone interview for an oral evaluation.

I am A1 if I can

"- Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.

- Introduce myself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

- Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help." (CEFR)

In terms of grammar: I know the genders, the plurial form, the present, the near future and have some notions of the passé composé.

I am A2 if I can:

"- Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

- Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

- Describe in simple terms aspects of my background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need." (CEFR)

In terms of grammar, I can use: the impératif, the future, the passé composé, the imparfait, the plus que parfait, the subjonctif. I understand the conditionnel. I know the pronoms.

I am B1 if I can:

"- Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.

- Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.

- Produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

- Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans." (CEFR)

In terms of grammar: I master the use of the different tenses of the past, all the pronoms, the use of the subjonctif/ indicatif, the conditionnel to modulate my opinion. I know how to express the cause, the consequence, the opposition.

I am B2 if I can:

"- Understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.

- Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

- Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options." (CECR)

I am C1 if I can:

"- Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.

- Express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

- Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

- Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. " (CEFR)

I am C2 if I can:

"- Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.

- Summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

- Express myself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. " (CEFR)

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