It’s common to think of learning levels as Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, but this is often too broad.
At CORE, we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to define learners' progress. Why a European standard? This well-defined standard has become an international beacon used by countries around the globe to create additional standards for example; ILR and ACTFL.
CEFR is an internationally recognized standard that describes your learning progress in more detail. In simpler terms, the framework helps you to explain your level from Beginner (A1) to Intermediate (B1) to Advanced (C1).
The CEFR levels build on each other all the way up to native-level fluency.
From English to French, to German and Spanish, all languages are aligned with the CEFR levels, so once you know your level, we can suggest the best classes and topics to get your progress going immediately. If you’re not sure about your level, you’ll have the opportunity to take our CEFR level tests.
I can introduce myself, as well as ask and answer simple personal and direct questions.
I can describe my background and routine tasks in simple terms but struggle to keep the conversation going.
I can take part in a simple conversation on my own but make mistakes and fish for words quite often.
I can interact easily with native speakers but still struggle with colloquialisms and academic language.
I can express myself fluently without very evident effort. I can also use language creatively for social, academic and professional purposes.