By sitting a placement test prior to enrolment, you will be able to establish your proficiency level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).  At the same time, you will help us determine the ideal course level for you. The placement tests award important information about the level of your language proficiency.

Moreover, we would like to know more about your personal objectives, your experiences on other language courses and whether you would like to be challenged in your group or if you would rather revise and consolidate your language skills in certain areas.

All our language courses are based on the six proficiency levels of the CEFR and correspond with these description levels:

  • A1 Elementary
  • A2 –B1 Intermediate
  • B2 – C1 Advanced
  • C2 Proficient

Self-assessment

This self-assessment might assist you establishing your proficiency level.

If… …then,
I am most likely to test
for the following CEFR Level:
I took a language for anywhere between 1 and 3 years
in Secondary School/ University and never had a chance
to practice and/or In the recent past, I took language lessons
for a for a period of less than a year, only a few hours a week,
with good results, then …

A1

I took language lessons for anywhere between 4 and 10 years
in Secondary School/ University but have not had a chance to
practice for a long time and/or In the recent past, I took
language lessons for more than a year and less than 2 years
with good results, then …

A2

I took language lessons for anywhere between 4 and 10 years
in school and managed to practice on and off until now
(through reading, travels, classes, work assignments…)
and/or In the recent past, I took Language lessons for more
than 3 years and less than 4 years with good results, then…

B1

I took language lessons for about 10 years or more and
managed to practice on and off until now (through reading,
travels, classes, work assignment…) and/or in the recent past,
I took Language lessons for more than 4 years with good results, then …

B2

* Conception courtesy of Pascal Saura

If you are intending to enrol in one of our courses and hold previous knowledge of the language already, please contact us to arrange your placement test.

Your placement test can be posted to you or send via e-mail. Your test should be completed without the help of a dictionary, electronic devise etc. to ensure the outcome of the test reflects your proficiency in the language of choice.

Please contact us with the result of your self assessment test to help us determining the most suitable course level for you and to make your language learning experience with us truly successful and enjoyable.