European language reference framework


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Hello Readers of “Aprender Palavras”, today we are going to meet a respected framework that a good part of language schools and language teaching books use as a teaching reference - The European Language Reference Framework - You who don't know it have already come across he ever, perhaps using references such as: "Learn English A1 to B2" or "Reach level C2 with our course", remembered? if so, get to know this picture better and see where you fit in, and if you don't, read this article and see where you fit in and where each one can improve.

Its creation is of help to those who do not know where to study or even who already study a language, do not know exactly their level of proficiency or fluency, the table is divided into 3 letters:

A (1 and 2): For the basic level

B (1 and 2): For the Advanced level

C (1 and 2): For the intermediate level - Advanced - Fluent.

See this in this chart:


Level Description

TO 1 You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions, as well as basic phrases aimed at meeting specific needs. You can introduce yourself and answer questions about details of your personal life, such as where you live, people you know or things you own. You can also interact in a simple way with natives as long as they speak slowly, clearly and are willing to help.
A2 Can understand phrases and expressions related to areas familiar to the user, such as basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment. You can communicate easily in familiar situations that require the exchange of short and accurate information. You can superficially describe aspects of your knowledge, environment where you live and immediate needs.
B1 You can understand the main points about everyday matters such as work, school and leisure. Can handle everyday situations in the country where the language is spoken (tourist travel). You can produce simple texts on areas of interest and family. It can also describe experiences, events, dreams, wishes and ambitions. In addition, you can also give a limited opinion on plans and discussions.
B2 Can understand main Project Ideas of complex texts that deal with both concrete and abstract Project Ideas, including technical texts if they are in his area of ​​specialization. You can interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and naturalness so that communication takes place effortlessly on the part of any interlocutor. It can produce clear and detailed texts on different topics, as well as defend a point of view on general topics, indicating advantages and disadvantages of the various options.
C1 Can understand a wide variety of extensive and demanding texts, as well as recognize implicit meanings and ideas. He knows how to express himself fluently and spontaneously without showing much effort to find a suitable word or expression. You can make effective use of the language for social, academic and professional purposes. it can produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts on topics of a certain complexity, showing correct use of the text's organization, articulation and cohesion mechanisms. Able to fully understand a movie without subtitles.

Can easily understand almost everything he hears and reads. He knows how to reconstruct information and arguments from different sources, whether in spoken or written language, and present them in a coherent and summarized manner. It can express itself spontaneously with great fluency and with a degree of precision that allows it to differentiate small shades of meaning, even in situations of greater complexity.

This table has a very great value for every polyglot or whoever is learning a language, it is clear that each school has its methodology, material, course time and etc., but they all have something in common, reference, and this table serves as a map to know where to go.

Dear reader, although it was a short article, but the purpose of the Aprender Palavras team was to give you this “direction”.

That's it for today, see you next time !!!