The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) - SELF ASSESSMENT GRID - British Language Services – Linguaviva, Milano
A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
U Listening I can understand familiar words I can understand phrases and the I can understand the main points of I can understand extended speech and I can understand extended speech even I have no difficulty in understanding any
and very basic phrases concerning highest frequency vocabulary clear standard speech on familiar lectures and follow even complex lines of when it is not clearly structured and kind of spoken language, whether live or
N myself, my family and immediate related to areas of most immediate matters regularly encountered in work, argument provided the topic is reasonably when relationships are only implied and broadcast, even when delivered at fast
D concrete surroundings when personal relevance (e.g. very school, leisure, etc. I can understand familiar. I can understand most TV news not signalled explicitly. I can understand native speed, provided. I have some time to
people speak slowly and clearly. basic personal and family the main point of many radio or TV and current affairs programmes. I can television programmes and films without get familiar with the accent.
E information, shopping, local area, programmes on current affairs or topics understand the majority of films in too much effort.
R employment). I can catch the of personal or professional interest standard dialect.
main point in short, clear, simple when the delivery is relatively slow and
S messages and announcements. clear.
A Reading I can understand familiar names, I can read very short, simple I can understand texts that consist I can read articles and reports concerned I can understand long and complex I can read with ease virtually all forms of
words and very simple sentences, texts. I can find specific, mainly of high frequency everyday or with contemporary problems in which the factual and literary texts, appreciating the written language, including abstract,
N for example on notices and predictable information in simple job-related language. I can understand writers adopt particular attitudes or distinctions of style. I can understand structurally or linguistically complex texts
D posters or in catalogues. everyday material such as the description of events, feelings and viewpoints. I can understand specialised articles and longer technical such as manuals, specialised articles and
advertisements, prospectuses, wishes in personal letters. contemporary literary prose. instructions, even when they do not literary works.
I menus and timetables and I can relate to my field.
N understand short simple personal
Spoken I can interact in a simple way I can communicate in simple and I can deal with most situations likely to I can interact with a degree of fluency and I can express myself fluently and I can take part effortlessly in any
Interaction provided the other person is routine tasks requiring a simple arise whilst travelling in an area where spontaneity that makes regular interaction spontaneously without much obvious conversation or discussion and have a
prepared to repeat or rephrase and direct exchange of the language is spoken. I can enter with native speakers quite possible. I can searching for expressions. I can use good familiarity with idiomatic expressions
things at a slower rate of speech information on familiar topics and unprepared into conversation on topics take an active part in discussion in familiar language flexibly and effectively for and colloquialisms. I can express myself
and help me formulate what I'm activities. I can handle very short that are familiar, of personal interest or contexts, accounting for and sustaining social and professional purposes. I can fluently and convey finer shades of meaning
S trying to say. I can ask and answer social exchanges, even though I pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, my views. formulate ideas and opinions with precisely. If I do have a problem I can
P simple questions in areas of can't usually understand enough hobbies, work, travel and current precision and relate my contribution backtrack and restructure around the
immediate need or on very familiar to keep the conversation going events). skilfully to those of other speakers. difficulty so smoothly that other people are
E topics. myself. hardly aware of it.
K Spoken I can use simple phrases and I can use a series of phrases and I can connect phrases in a simple way I can present clear, detailed descriptions I can present clear, detailed descriptions I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing
Production sentences to describe where I live sentences to describe in simple in order to describe experiences and on a wide range of subjects related to my of complex subjects integrating sub- description or argument in a style
I and people I know. terms my family and other people, events, my dreams, hopes and field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint themes, developing particular points and appropriate to the context and with an
N living conditions, my educational ambitions. I can briefly give reasons on a topical issue giving the advantages rounding off with an appropriate effective logical structure which helps the
background and my present or and explanations for opinions and and disadvantages of various options. conclusion. recipient to notice and remember significant
G most recent job. plans. I can narrate a story or relate the points.
plot of a book or film and describe my
Writing I can write a short, simple I can write short, simple notes I can write simple connected text on I can write clear, detailed text on a wide I can express myself in clear, well- I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in
W postcard, for example sending and messages. I can write a very topics which are familiar or of personal range of subjects related to my interests. I structured text, expressing points of view an appropriate style. I can write complex
R holiday greetings. I can fill in simple personal letter, for example interest. I can write personal letters can write an essay or report, passing on at some length. I can write about letters, reports or articles which present a
forms with personal details, for thanking someone for something. describing experiences and information or giving reasons in support complex subjects in a letter, an essay or case with an effective logical structure
I example entering my name, impressions. of or against a particular point of view. I a report, underlining what I consider to which helps the recipient to notice and
T nationality and address on a hotel can write letters highlighting the personal be the salient issues. I can select a style remember significant points. I can write
registration form. significance of events and experiences. appropriate to the reader in mind. summaries and reviews of professional or
I literary works.