School of Literature and Languages

Languages and levels explained

Levels taught

Stage 1

(A1 on the Council of Europe’s proficiency scale): For students with no (or minimal) previous knowledge of the language.

Stage 2

(A1+ on the Council of Europe’s proficiency scale): For students who have had some formal tuition in the language and have achieved a modest level.

Stage 3

(A2 on the Council of Europe’s proficiency scale): For students who have at least grade A and above at GCSE or equivalent.

Stage 4

(B1 on the Council of Europe’s proficiency scale): For students who have AS level grade A or equivalent but have not reached A level standard.

Stage 5

(B2 on the Council of Europe’s proficiency scale): Post A-level, or equivalent. For students who wish to perfect the advanced skills they possess.

Stage 6

(French only) (C1 on the Council of Europe’s proficiency scale): For students with very advanced skills.

 

Self-assessment of your language level

To assess your level on the CEFR and book the course most suited to your skills, please refer to the European language levels - Self Assessment Grid.

 

Advice sessions

If you are unsure about your language level, we strongly advise you to come to one of our drop-in advice sessions during induction week in room 20LC03:

Tuesday 26 September 2017

2pm to 5pm

Wednesday 27 September 2017

2pm to 5pm

Thursday 28 September 2016

2pm to 5pm

Friday 29 September 2016

11am to 2pm