CEFR is the European Union Council benchmark for language competency.
Many top international colleges and universities, potential employers and VISA authorities use CEFR as a benchmark. It is universally accepted and very popular among students and professionals who need to learn a foreign language.
CEFR recognizes 6 levels of language learning ~A1, A2 (basic), B1, B2 (intermediate) C1 and C2 (advanced) learning levels.
CEFR follows a universal pattern that helps foreign language students and professionals to continue upgrading their language skills in a universally recognized manner.
For example, you can learn A1, A2, French in India and then go anywhere in the world including France and continue upgrading your language by taking up B1 and B2 as continuation of your language learning.
CEFR learning focuses on four basic parameters:
Candidates must acquire all round proficiency in these parameters to master each level of the language.
CEFR level tests are conducted by the respective country’s education and culture departments.
The test can be taken in India or anywhere in the world.
Each level has separate examinations. Certification is given for life.
Most common CEFR tests are:
Understanding: Simple sentences.
Reading: Simple sentences.
Speaking: In short phases.
Writing: Simple messages.
Understanding: Short simple messages.
Reading: Short simple texts like personal letters.
Speaking: Sentences in everyday situations.
Writing: Short, simple notes, messages and letters.
Understanding: Important informationlike work, home and activities.
Reading: Texts written in everyday language.
Speaking: Participate in conversations like family, hobbies and work.
Writing: Simple connected texts on everyday life.
Understanding: Lengthy statements including TV programs.
Reading: Newspapers, articles and literary prose.
Speaking: Almost fluently and spontaneously without aid.
Writing: Detailed texts, presentations, and articles.
While our language of instruction is english for most of the languages offered by us, our teachers are trilingual in English, Hindi and Bengali apart from having a very high level of expertise in the languages taught by them.