a little while back, the 26th September, we all celebrated the European Day of Languages. At that time we were focused on how important is to learn new languages.
Now, we want to take a step forward and ask you “How much to you want to be fluent?”. Well, Europe has established a framework to classify the proficiency in languages: the so-called Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The CEFR divides learners into three main divisions which can then be divided into six another 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 the four main aspect of language learning: reading, listening, speaking and writing, at each level.
So, while you all think that C2 should be your goal, you should also keep in mind that with B1 you can still enjoy your targeted language for some useful purposes. What you need to do, at this stage, is to set up your goal.
In order to do this, here you have a very useful self assessment test to evaluate your language skills and set your next challenges!
Keep learning while having fun!