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Assessment

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Our Framework  

Together, our team of international and highly trained linguists devised a framework with assessment levels that is directly related to CEFR for all learner abilities. Whether you are a beginner to a language (Level 1) or proficient (Level 10) in a language we have learning solutions covered for you!

Our framework offers learners: 

  • Level tests to determine the abilities of learners to enroll in courses matching their language abilities.
  • Customised or ready made solutions which are fitting to your individual needs.
  • A clear learning plan which course and lesson objectives.
  • Comprehensible learning focusing on all language skill areas such as speaking, reading, listening and writing.
  • Learners are kept on track with oral feedback each lesson and written feedback halfway and at the end of each course.
Depending on preference, assessment of courses is via project work and/or sitting speaking and comprehension exams. Once passed, learners receive a certificate profiling their great achievement!

Assessment Levels 1-10  

Level 1

A1 Beginners
 Learners are introduced to the language for the first time or have little to no knowledge.
 Understand and use familiar expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting learner's everyday needs.
 Learners can introduce themselves and ask simple questions to others.

Level 2

A2 Elementary
 Learners enter this level with limited ability in the language.
 Can make use of correct structures but has limited use of vocabulary.
 Able to discuss more freely their personal and immediate background.
 Basic understanding of grammar rules and writing styles.

Level 3

A2.1 Waystage
 Learners can interact in short conversations and form simple sentences.
 Able to use basic tense forms when speaking but is likely to have restricted vocabulary knowledge.
 Can understand simple texts and instructions and attempt writing basic tasks.

Level 4

B1 Intermediate
 Learners have simple comprehension of the language with reasonable accuracy.
 Able to deal with most situations and describe past experiences and ambitions.
 Can articulate opinions and plans as well as write about general topics.
 Reasonable awareness to grammar rules.

Level 5

B1.1 Threshold
 Learners have less reliance on their native language and can communicate more broadly on wider topics.
 Use of vocabulary is effective in a professional working environment but is likely to be limited in more obscure areas.
 Able to understand the gist of complex texts such as newspaper articles but may need the aid of a dictionary too.
 A reasonable awareness to grammar rules.

Level 6

B2 Upper Intermediate
 Learners can interact spontaneously in more complex situations; albeit with some inaccuracies.
 A good range of vocabulary and able to express themselves with the use of colloquial language.
 A good understanding of complex texts but may have difficulties understanding undertones or overall meanings.
 Will develop natural writing styles with the ability to write specific professional and academic texts but may struggle with extended writing tasks and to convey points of view coherently.
 The learner should have good grammar awareness.

Level 7

B2.1 Vantage
 Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneously when communicating with native speakers of the language.
 Learners  are able to understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics.
 Can produce clear, detailed text on an array of topics while explaining viewpoints clearly.
 A broad understanding of grammar rules.

Level 8

C1 Advanced
 Able to converse freely in most contexts but may become unstuck in professional and academic contexts.
 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning
 Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
 A good understanding of grammar rules but minor slips may occur. .

Level 9

C1.1 Proficiency
 Learners can use the language more freely and spontaneously with minor errors.
 The learner can use the language comfortably in social, professional and academic environments without much obvious lapses in vocabulary knowledge.
 The learner should be able to write professional and academic texts and able to articulate point of view clearly.
 Minor grammar mistakes may persist but the learner can write in detail about complex subjects with good use of structure, connectors and cohesive devices.

Level 10

C2 Mastery
 Learners should be competent to use the language in any situation.
 Interaction with the learner should be similar to that of an educated native speaker.
 Can understand with ease everything that is said and heard with the ability to express themselves fluently.
 Be able to construct all text types flawlessly and summarise information from different spoken and written sources.
 Be able to reconstruct arguments and accounts into their own coherent presentation.

Our Grading System  

All grades are subject to learners performance and how well they correspond to the learning objectives of their course. Learners will be tested on their individual skills and team skills depending on the course dynamics.
Courses will be assessed by our instructors in accordance to course frameworks. Learners will have work submitted and graded that will be put into contention for the final grade at the end of the course.
Below you will see our grading scale, starting with the lowest grade (Fail) to the highest grade (Distinction). A 55 percent grade upwards merits a Pass.

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