English basic (grades A1, A2)
When people speak slowly and clearly, I understand basic words and phrases about me, my family, work and so on.
I communicate with simple sentences about basic things, such as buying a ticket. I ask a question and I understand the answers if it is simple. I read and understand a simple announcement, poster or notice. I can write a simple postcard and link or fill out a form.
I understand the most common vocabulary in the context of things that concern me such as family, work, shopping, my city.
I am familiar with the text of the advertisement, announcements, short messages, in the timetable. I make social contact, but it's hard for me to keep the conversation going.
I can write a simple letter, announcement, thank you note.
Approximately at the level of the English Cambridge KEY (KET) certificate.
Independent English user (B1, B2)
I understand the point of a television program or news about current events.
I can handle most situations where I need to speak and understand and that occur during travel or normal daily contact.
I can describe my experiences, plans and a simple story.
I can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Approximately at the level of the English Cambridge Preliminary Certificate (PET)
I can understand longer lectures if the topic is close enough to me.
I understand most films in written language and I understand a book in its original form. I can have a normal conversation with native speakers, take an active part in discussions on familiar topics, explain and defend my views, albeit with grammatical errors.
I can write detailed text on topics I know, write a paper or report.
Approximately at the level of the English Cambridge First Certificate- English FCE certificate, BEC Vantage, IELTS levels 5-6, TOEFL 87-109.
Knowledge of English expert (C1, C2)
I can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and relationships are only indicated.
I read factual and literary texts, and I can appreciate the differences in their style.
I can express myself fluently and promptly without much obvious searching for expressions, I use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes.
I can describe complex topics clearly and in detail, expand them on secondary topics, develop specific points and end my speech with an appropriate conclusion.
Approximately at the level of the English Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE)
I have no difficulty understanding any kind of speech, whether live or broadcast.
I can easily read all forms of written language, including abstract texts. I can take part in any conversation or discussion. I know idiomatic and colloquial expressions well.
I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in a variety of styles
Approximately at the level of the Cambridge English Proficiency Certificate (CPE)