Language Levels and Class Sizes

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Language Levels and Class Sizes

Please check the English language level requirements for each course before completing the enrolment form.

CEFR Level A1 – Beginner – not available
CEFR Level A2 – Elementary – Pre-Intermediate
CEFR Level B1 – Intermediate
CEFR Level B2 – Upper Intermediate for FCE and IELTS courses
CEFR Level C1 – Advanced for CAE and IELTS courses
CEFR Level C2 – Proficiency- not available

Please see below a CEFR Table:

CEFR level Interactive English level IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Cambridge exam Business English Certificate (BEC) ALTE Levels BULATS (Score) TOEFL iBT Total
C2- Mastery Proficiency/ Advanced IELTS 9.0IELTS 8.5

IELTS 8.0

IELTS 7.5

IELTS 7.0

IELTS 6.5

IELTS 6.0

IELTS 5.5

IELTS 5.0

IELTS 4.5

IELTS 4.0

IELTS 3.5

IELTS 3.0

IELTS 2.0

IELTS 1.0

CPE Level 5 90-100
C1- Effective Operational Proficiency Advanced/ Upper Intermediate CAE BEC Higher Level 4 75-89 110-120
B2- Vantage Upper Intermediate/ Intermediate FCE BEC Vantage Level 3 60-74 87-109
B1-Threshold Intermediate/ Pre Intermediate PET BEC Preliminary Level 2 40-59 57-86
A2- Waystage Pre Intermediate/ Elementary KET Level 1 20-39
A1- Breakthrough level Elementary/ Beginner ALTE Breakthrough 0-19

 

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.

A2:

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. 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.

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 while 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 and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2:

Can understand the main ideas of complex texts 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.

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.

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.

Most Interactive English students take an average of 12 weeks to complete a level. Reaching the exam standard often takes longer.

Class Sizes

We offer small, friendly and informal classroom environments, best suited to maximising each student’s potential.

Class sizes at any time of the year range between 9 and 15 students.

Class sizes during busy summer months could overfill and have up to 17 students for a week or two, but this happens rarely.