Test score: 0-9
- You are a complete beginner and have no prior knowledge of the language, with the exception of perhaps a few key words.
- You are a “false beginner” i.e. you have some prior, but very basic, knowledge of the language, and find it difficult to produce more than a few key words and phrases. Maybe you haven’t used the language in a while and/or want to start at ‘the beginning’.
- You have a very basic knowledge of the language. Your vocabulary is very limited and you have no real understanding of the grammar.
- e.g. You can introduce yourself, ask simple directions and order food and drink in a café or restaurant.
At the end of Beginner (A1):
- You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- You can introduce yourself and others.
- You can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, what you do, people you know and things you have.
- You can ask and give directions.
- You can order food and drink
- You can make very basic travel and accommodation arrangements.
- You can have a basic conversation, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.