A1 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
The Common European Framework divides learners of a language into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels:
- A – Basic User
- A1 Breakthrough or beginner
- A2 Waystage or elementary
- B – Independent User
- B1 Threshold or intermediate
- B2 Vantage or upper intermediate
- C – Proficient User
- C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
- C2 Mastery or proficiency
The CEFR describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing at each level. For the A1 level, this is:
- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
- Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.