Learn a Language
Understanding Your Level
|ACL Courses||CEFR ( Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)||Approximate equivalence|
|Starter||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.|
|Intermediate 1||A2 – Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). 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.||GCSEs grade 9 – 4|
|Advanced 1||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 whilst 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 & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.||AS Levels A – C|
|Advanced 2||B2 – Can understand the main ideas of complex text 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.||A Level A – C|
|Circle||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.|
|Circle Plus||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.|
Why Learn a Language?
There are many different reasons someone might want to learn a language such as:
- Become more creative
- Delay the onset of Dementia
- Open more career options
- Improve your confidence
- Enjoy travelling more
- Perform better at maths
- Help your memory to grow
But isn’t there an app for that?
There are many benefits to learning a language with ACL instead of using an app. Here’s why:
By taking a languages course at ACL you will be able to communicate with real people, this can help you to improve your language skills further.
At ACL our expert tutors will be there to give you as much feedback and explanation as you need.
It can be easier to stick to a routine by learning through a course with us instead of using an app, this is because your classes will be scheduled on a specific day at a specific time.
Our tutors are experts at the languages they are teaching and have a wide range of resources to help every learner to develop their skills.
Our courses give you the opportunity to develop your language skills in a fun way using roleplays, activities, games and group work.
By interacting with other people on one of our languages courses you will improve your wellbeing.
Our courses not only teach you the language but you will also learn about the culture of the language to develop your skills further.
By taking a language course at ACL you will be able to practice the language to other real people and therefore improve your confidence using the language in real life.
You will meet new people on a language course and make new friends.
Ask as many questions as you need to understand the language, our tutors are always happy to help.
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