The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. It describes in a comprehensive way what language students have to learn in order to use a language for communication and what knowledge and skills they have to develop to be able to speak effectively. The Framework also defines levels of proficiency which allows the student`s progress to be measured at each stage of learning and on a life-long basis.
After completing a written test and conducting an oral interview, NSI’s students are placed in one of the six levels, which are framed in three sets of descriptors of the communicative competences of the student: basic speaker, independent speaker and proficient speaker. Our levels adapt to the descriptions and parameters of the CEFRL, and are organized with an alphanumerical designation: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
A summary of the levels described in the CEFRL:
You can find a more detailed chart of all the levels and descriptors in the European Language Portfolio of the Council of Europe.
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