STAGE 1

 

 

Beginner 1 – choose this level if you have no knowledge of the language, or only a few words.  You will learn the basics about pronunciation, spelling, introducing yourself, talking about your family, friends, likes and dislikes.

STAGE  2

Beginner 2 – choose this level if you can already perform at level 1. In this level, you will learn to interact in familiar everyday situations such as shopping or eating out at a restaurant. 

STAGE 3

 

Elementary 3 – choose this level if you can already perform at level 2. In this level, you will learn sentences and frequently used expressions to interact in situations of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, local geography, employment, studies).

STAGE 4

Elementary 4 – choose this level if you can already perform at level 3. In this level, you will learn routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information (e.g. giving or understanding directions).  You will describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

STAGE 5

 

Intermediate 5 – choose this level if you can already perform at level 4. In this level, you will understand the main points of clear standard input regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You will deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken and will be able to briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

STAGE 6

Intermediate 6 – choose this level if you can already perform at level 5. In this level, you will produce simple but connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. You will describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Stage 7

Intermediate 7 - Choose thise level if you already perform at level 6. You must have a B1+ standard of the language in the Common European Framework of Reference. Through a variety of methods students will develop an advanced competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking French and an understanding of advanced French grammar.

  

Old ‘CE’ Levels

New OPEN LANGUAGES STAGES

CEFR LEVELS

Level 1

Stage 1

A1.1

Level 2

Stage 2

A1.2

 Level 2+

Stage 3

A2.1

Level 3

Stage 4

A2.2

Level 4

Stage 5

B1.1

 

Stage 6

B1.2

 

Stage 7

B2