Our Courseware is mapped to Levels A1 to C2 in the

Common European Framework of Reference

Initial Stage (Basic User)
Grade 1 (A1)
Grade 2 (A1)
Grade 3 (A2)

By the end of the Initial stage, the candidate can:

  •  understand what is said clearly, slowly and directly in simple everyday conversation with support

  •  communicate in basic and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information

        on familiar and routine matters

  •  use basic sentence patterns and communicate through simple phrases, groups of a few words

        and formulae about themselves and other people, what they do, places and possessions

  •  ask and answer simple questions about personal information and everyday life.

Elementary Stage (Basic User to Independent User)
Grade 4 (A2)
Grade 5 (B1)
Grade 6 (B1)

By the end of the Elementary stage, the candidate can:

  • understand the main points of clear speech on familiar matters

  • enter into conversation, express personal opinions and exchange information on familiar

       subjects of personal interest or related to everyday life

  • demonstrate a sufficient range of language to describe experiences and events and give

       reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Intermediate Stage (Independent User)
Candidates start to demonstrate their independence as users of English.
Grade 7 (B2)
Grade 8 (B2)
Grade 9 (B2)

By the end of the Intermediate stage, the candidate can:

  • understand complex and extended speech used in the discussion of reasonably familiar subjects

  • communicate with some spontaneity and engage in extended conversation by giving clear

       descriptions and expressing and explaining views on most general subjects

  •  initiate, maintain and end the discourse with effective turn-taking

  • demonstrate a sufficient range of language to produce stretches of discourse, using some

       complex sentence forms and without much searching for words, while correcting most of
       his or her mistakes.


Advanced Stage (Proficient User)
Grade 10 (C1)
Grade 11 (C1)
Grade 12 (C2)

By the end of the Advanced stage, the candidate can:

  • understand arguments, inferences, changes in register and emphasis in extended, complex and

       sometimes unstructured speech, even when delivered at fast native speed

  • express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades

       of meaning

  • control the direction of a spoken interaction and maintain its flow with ease, relating skillfully

       to the contributions of the listener

  • exploit a comprehensive and reliable mastery of a very wide range of complex language

       structures, vocabulary and language functions

  • produce speech at word, sentence and discourse level which rarely deviates from an internationally

       intelligible model.



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