A2 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 A2 level, this is:
- Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
- Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.