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Common European Framework Levels

Level name Level Description Level IELTS
Basic User 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. Beginner 1.0 - 2.0
Basic User 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. Elementary 2.5 - 3.0
Independent User B1 Can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc., including short narratives. Can exploit a wide range of simple language to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling. Can enter unprepared into conversation on familiar topics, express personal opinions and exchange information on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). Pre-Intermediate 3.5 - 4.0
Independent User B1+ Can understand straightforward factual information about common everyday or job related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details, provided speech is clearly articulated in a generally familiar accent. Can communicate with some confidence on familiar routine and non-routine matters related to his/her interests and professional field. Can exchange, check and confirm information, deal with less routine situations and explain why something is a problem. Can express thoughts on more abstract, cultural topics, such as films, books, music etc. Intermediate 4.0 - 4.5
Independent User 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. Upper-Intermediate 5.0 - 6.0
Proficient User 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. Advanced 6.5 - 7.0
Proficient User 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. Proficiency 7.5 - 9.0

Fun Alpha School Facts

  • Over 90% of our regular teaching staff are British, American, Australian or South African
  • We teach students from over 40 different countries every year
  • We've been offering English + Sports courses for 25 years
  • We pioneered English courses for Families in Malta and cater for children from the age of 2
  • 99% of our students would recommend Alpha School to a friend
  • We opened our Gozo Annexe in 2014
  • We offer over 20 different sports
  • Over 100 different activities
  • 16 different types of accommodation
  • We have a multi-national office team with full and part-time staff and interns from Malta, the UK, Poland, France & Germany
  • Alpha School used to be called the St. Paul's Bay English Language Centre
  • We were the first school to open in the north of Malta - way back in 1991
  • We offer in-house training for our teaching staff with a teacher trainer from the UK who visits Malta twice a year
  • We have a reputation for being the friendliest school in Malta!
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