Leomilla Translation organizes courses for Trinity and Cambridge English language exams, DELF and DALF French language exams and other language certificates. You can count on Leomilla to receive an adequate preparation for the Certificate exam you wish to take, with the further possibility to choose to do both the course and the exam with Leomilla or just follow the course or sit the exam with Leomilla.
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Certificate names may vary from one language to another but their levels are set by the European Union and all certificates comply with these levels. Here below, we provide details of the various officially recognized levels for any certificate in any language.
The various levels are identified by the letters "A" to "C" in ascending order (A = minimum, C = maximum) subdivided by numbers placed alongside from "1" to "2", also in an ascending order (1 = minimum, 2 = maximum): the lowest level is therefore "A1", while the highest level is "C2".
A – Basic user
A1 - Beginner
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 owns. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 – Elementary level
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; can express immediate needs.
B – Independent user
B1 – Intermediate or "threshold" level
Can understand the main points of familiar topics regarding school, leisure etc. Can deal confidently with 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.
B2 – Upper intermediate level
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. 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.
C - Proficiency
C1 – Advanced or “independently efficient” level
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 – Proficient use of the language in complex situations
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize 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.
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