Self Assessment according to the European Language Portfolio (ELP)
Proficient
User
C2
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can
summarise information from different spoken and written sources,
reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent
presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very
fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning
even in more complex situations.
C1
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and
recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and
spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and
professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured,
detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of
organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Independ
ent User
B2
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete
and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field
of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and
spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers
quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear,
detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint
on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of
various options.
B1
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 whilst travelling
in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple
connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions
and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Basic
User
A2
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.
A1
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.