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What are the French Levels?

What are A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 French levels?

There are 6 French levels determined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These levels are expressed as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. The CEFR French levels are widely accepted as the global standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency.

What are CEFR French Levels?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is an international standard for measuring the level of proficiency in many foreign languages, including French. CEFR levels are a widely accepted standard in French and other languages in the World. Many language schools in Turkey and abroad organize their education according to CEFR French levels.

French Levels and Explanations

What are the Speaking Goals of French Levels? What Can Someone Do in Real Life and at Work?

A1 French Level – Beginner Level

A1 French level refers to the basic knowledge and subjects learned in French. A1 level is often expressed as a beginner or beginner level. The level to start learning French is A1 level. It is a fairly basic level of language.

A1 French level is the first level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

At A1 French level, you can handle simple and routine tasks without any problems and deal with everyday situations. You have a competence to express your simple needs; You can use French to understand dates/times/numbers, meet people, ask for places/directions, place orders.

A2 French Level – Intermediate Level

A2 French level refers to above beginner, intermediate level French knowledge. You can easily make simple sentences and simple daily conversations at A2 French level.

A2 French level is the second level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

A2 French level is the minimum recruitment level for many companies we partner with.

A2 French level is not a sufficient level for academic education.

In the Berlitz level system, the A2 French level is divided into 3 sub-levels as A2.1, A2.2 and A2.3.

A2.1 French Level

At the A2.1 level of French, you have command of the language on specific subjects, routine and simple tasks. You can understand and convey messages in French, respond to simple and direct information, have simple face-to-face conversations, and talk about activities you like or dislike. You can learn and meet daily and simple needs using your knowledge of French; shopping, vacation planning or hotel reservation etc.

A2.2 French Level

At A2.2 French level, you can do most uncomplicated tasks. You master routine social and work situations. Even if you make some mistakes, you can start and maintain a conversation in French. You begin to build your subject-specific French vocabulary; You can give professional instructions, explain a simple problem and come up with a solution, guide your visitors, explain in detail and politely respond to invitations. You can state your preferences, agreements or disagreements in French or make a complaint.

A2.3 French Level

At A2.3 French level ,you can grasp knowledge of unfamiliar topics and have long French conversations with others on a wide variety of topics. However, you may not yet be able to maintain consistency in long French phrases or unfamiliar topics. You can describe equipment you know, arrange and negotiate an agreement, establish professional contacts and advice in French. When speaking French, you may feel that your native language is interfering at times.

B1 French Level – Upper-Intermediate Level

B1 French level is the third level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

B1 French level is the minimum level of recruitment that many companies we work with for those who will work with a foreign team in departments such as project management, foreign sales and exports.

In the Berlitz level system, the B1 French level is divided into 3 sub-levels as B1.1, B1.2 and B1.3.

B1.1 French Level

At B1.1 French level, you can initiate, maintain and end most communicative tasks required for your personal and business needs. At B1.1 French level, you can understand the instructions and give direct instructions. You can easily communicate in French in social and professional situations – including participating in discussions and meetings, interrupting someone to explain a project or express your opinion. At B1.1 French level, you can discuss the quality of a product or service. At B1.1 French level, you can explain the hypotheses and their results in French.

B1.2 French Level

At B1.2 French level, you can communicate competently and comfortably in many professional and personal contexts, and you will find many ways to formulate what you want to explain. You can be sufficient even in difficult social situations where unfamiliar words come across. You can engage in conversations with native speakers, ask for clarification when needed, deal with complex situations such as consulting a lawyer, and speak French on the phone for extended periods of time. You can express your ideas in French and easily overcome unexpected problems.

B1.3 French Level

At B1.3 French level, you can grasp detailed information on unfamiliar topics and use the language as a tool to work in other academic and professional fields. At this level, you can initiate and maintain spontaneous conversations, express and defend your opinions in a discussion, and understand some French idioms created by native speakers. With your knowledge of French, you can run an office, settle a dispute or defend your opinion against a group.

B2 French Level – Advanced Level

B2 French level is the fourth level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In the Berlitz level system, the B2 French level is divided into two sub-levels as B2.1 and B2.2.

B2.1 French Level

You communicate effectively and appropriately even in difficult communicative tasks and situations at B2.1 French level; like leading a meeting or conference session. You can meet with business people, give a professional presentation, and have a sales meeting. You are very fluent and versatile in expressing yourself; You can easily speak and understand French even in difficult subjects. There may be minor mistakes in your French speaking and barriers from your native language.

B2.1 French level is the last level we provide standard education. Those who have completed the B2.1 level of French can participate in academic studies at universities, receive acceptance from universities abroad, and work comfortably in a company abroad.

B2.2 French Level

At B2.2 French level, you can communicate effectively in French across a wide range of communities. You have a good command of the French language. You can confidently and effectively participate in meetings and discussions, defend your opinions in French in multi-person discussions, give clear and detailed presentations, and use appropriate French language in sensitive social situations.

At this level, you communicate effectively with various audiences on a wide range of familiar and new topics to meet most personal, academic or professional demands, including many which presume experience in public speaking and critical listening.

C1 and C2 French Levels

At the professional level, you have full command of the language. You understand and can use virtually all linguistic structures; as well as a range of vocabulary items as broad and deep as that of most educated native speakers. Communication is fluent, appropriate and well organized—you develop ideas in speech clearly and coherently.

For example, a Turk speaks Turkish at C level. If you say you know C-level French , you need to understand and speak as much French as a French.

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