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INFORMATION ABOUT LEVELS

The CECRL

 

The European common reference framework for languages (Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les Langues) is a tool designed to address the Council of Europe's overall objective of "achieving greater unity among members" by "adopting a common approach in the cultural arena", whatever the degree of proficiency.

 

It presents a grid that lists and describes the language capabilities at each of the six levels of the framework: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

 

A1N1    

A1N2  

 

 

A2N1   

A2N2    

A2N3    

B1N1    

B1N2    

B1N3    

 

B2N1    

B2N2    

B2N3 

B2N4 

C1N1    

C1N2    

C1N3

C1N4    

   

C2     

 

     

general French language

 


A1 : DÉCOUVERTE ET INTRODUCTIF (BREAKTHROUGH)

  • To have brief oral exchanges
  • To fill in a simple form / to write a post card
  • To describe, to characterise, to place in time and space

 

A2 : SURVIE (WAYSTAGE)

  • To express various opinions and feelings
  • To put in a claim / to write a letter of protest
  • To narrate past events

 

B1 : SEUIL (THRESHOLD LEVEL)

  • To express oneself in a continuous way / to take part in a conversation
  • To write reports, short notices, personal letters
  • To link a logical flow of events

 

B2 : AVANCÉ (advanced)

  • To express oneself naturally and with ease on a wide range of topics
  • To argue and to know how to emphasize significant and secondary points
  • To organise and structure ideas

 

C1 : FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Preparation for DALF C1

  • To express yourself with ease in clear and well-constructed speech
  • Understand the specificities of different types of texts
  • Have a good command of a large grammatical/lexical repertoire

 

C2 : FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Preparation for DALF C2

Preparation for the Higher Education French Diploma/Certificate

  • To express the meaning of finer nuances accurately
  • To produce complex essays that provide critical assessments of literary works
  • To master the nuances of style

 

 

 

 

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