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A1? B2? CEFR?
What is it?

CEFR stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It is a standardised way of measuring and describing language proficiency.

The CEFR has different levels from A1 (beginner) to C2 (mastery), and each level describes what a learner is expected to know and be able to do with the language at that level.

For example, at the A1 level, a learner is expected to know basic greetings and introductions, simple vocabulary related to familiar topics, and basic grammar and sentence structures. At the C2 level, a learner is expected to have native-like proficiency in vocabulary and grammar, and be able to understand and produce complex and nuanced language.

The CEFR is used around the world to assess language proficiency and to provide a common standard for language teaching and learning. It's important to note that the CEFR does not measure a person's intelligence or overall ability, but rather their ability to use the language in different contexts. 

What will I learn ?

>   Level A1 (beginner):

  • Greet people and introduce yourself in French

  • Order food in a restaurant

  • Ask and answer basic questions about personal information such as your name, age, and where you come from

  • Describe basic preferences and needs, such as what you like to eat or drink, or where you need to go

>   Level A2 (elementary):

  • Give directions and ask for directions in French

  • Talk about your daily routine and activities you enjoy doing

  • Order a meal in a French restaurant, ask for the check, and pay the bill

  • Write short emails or texts to friends and colleagues

>   Level B1 (intermediate):

  • Participate in debates and discussions on a wide range of topics

  • Understand and follow French news and current events

  • Read and understand short stories or novels in French

  • Write short essays expressing opinions on familiar topics

>   Level B2 (upper intermediate):

  • Discuss and analyze complex topics such as politics, culture, and society

  • Understand and write formal letters and emails

  • Read and analyze complex texts such as academic articles or literary works

  • Conduct research and write in-depth reports on a range of topics

>   Level C1 (advanced):

  • Participate in advanced academic discussions and debates

  • Understand and analyze complex media such as documentaries or academic lectures

  • Read and write complex academic texts on a wide range of topics

  • Conduct interviews and write detailed reports and analyses

>   Level C2 (mastery):

  • Participate in any type of discussion, debate, or conversation with native speakers

  • Understand and produce complex and nuanced language

  • Read and write high-level academic texts and literary works

  • Conduct research and write detailed reports and analyses on any topic

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