Choosing a Language Course

The information below provides a brief guide to the level of each course, although there may be differences between languages. For more precise detail about individual courses we recommend you look at the course information details on the website and access the self-assessment forms below. 

 

How do our courses relate to other levels?

Level

Entry Requirements

CEF

Beginners Semester 1

No previous knowledge of language or its culture are required

A1.1

Beginners Semester 2

20 hours previous study of the language in an adult class or previous learning of similar length.

Foundation Semester 1

45 hours previous study of the language in an adult environment or similar.

This course is also suitable for those who have studied French at school and wish to recap.

A1.2

Foundation Semester 2

65 hours previous study of the language in an adult environment or similar.This course is also suitable for those who have studied French at school and wish to recap.

Pre Intermediate

Approximately 90 hours of previous study in an adult education setting or similar.Knowledge of the present tense of both regular and irregular verbs is expected.

A2

Intermediate

4-6 years previous study of the language in an adult environment or similar and knowledge of the future, present, perfect and imperfect tenses. This course may also be suitable for you if you have an O’ Level/GCSE and have maintained your skills by visiting native speaking countries.

B1

Upper Intermediate

6-9 years previous study of the language in an adult environment or similar and knowledge of the future, present, perfect and imperfect tenses. This course may also be suitable for you if you have an O’ Level/GCSE and have improved your skills by visiting native-speaking countries.

B2

Advanced

This course is suitable for those who have studied the language for at least 12 years, have a recent A level, or have lived in the country.

C1

For the Fluent

This course is suitable for those who consider themselves to be fluent in the language e.g. by having studied it at university, lived in a native speaking country or similar.

 

C2

 

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