The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) recognizes 6 language levels:
At Language Hub, we use more detailed structure which defines if the level is the starting point, or the target. For this, we use the symbol "●" before, or after the level code. If the symbol is before the code (●A1), it says that the course is suitable for those who who want to achieve this level. If the symbol is after the code (e.g. A1●), it says that the course is suitable for those who have this level already. Sometimes, the course is marked just "A2" or "B1". This means that this course is suitable for both categories.
To help students decide which level is the best for them, at Language Hub we created the following self-check system:
|Do you just have an idea that the desired language exists and you know (or don't know) how to say “Hi!”, “Thank you”, “Yes”, or “No”?
|Do you know the basic structure of a sentence (like “I know you.”), numbers, dozens of words, have you used e.g. Duolingo, Babbel or other sources for the self-study?
|Are you able to order food, write a simple e-mail, handle a phone call about familiar topic, express yourself in the past and the future?
|Do you understand native speakers of the desired language when talking to you about familiar topics? Can you react, argue, disagree? Do you read news?
|Do you read books, watch TV series or movies, are you able to defend yourself in several communication situations, can you express emotions and opinions in wide range of topics?
|Did you graduate from university (the master's or equivalent degree) in the desired language, have you worked in the country this language is used in for more than 10 years?
|C1 or C2
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