B1 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 B1 level, this is:
- Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
- Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.