Listening: I can understand familiar words and very common expressions about myself, my family and the concrete and immediate environment, if people speak slowly and clearly.
Reading: I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example in advertisements, posters or catalogues.
Take part in a conversation: I can communicate, in a simple way, provided that the interlocutor is prepared to repeat or reformulate their sentences more slowly and to help me formulate what I am trying to say. I can ask simple questions on familiar topics or what I need immediately, as well as answer such questions.
Expressing oneself orally continuously: I can use simple expressions and sentences to describe my place of residence and the people I know.
Writing: I can write a simple short postcard, for example from vacation. I can include personal details in a questionnaire, for example write my name, my nationality and my address on a hotel form.
Listening: I can understand very frequent expressions and vocabulary relating to what concerns me very closely (eg myself, my family, purchases, close environment, work). I can grasp the gist of simple, clear announcements and messages.
Read: I can read very simple short texts. I can find specific, predictable information in everyday documents such as small advertisements, flyers, menus and timetables, and I can understand short, simple personal letters.
Take part in a conversation: I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can have very brief exchanges even if, as a rule, I do not understand enough to carry on a conversation.
Expressing oneself orally continuously: I can use a series of sentences or expressions to describe in simple terms my family and other people, my living conditions, my education and my current or recent professional activity.
Writing: I can write simple, short notes and messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example of thanks.
Listening: I can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and when it comes to familiar topics about work, school, hobbies, etc. I can understand the gist of many radio or television broadcasts on current affairs or on subjects that interest me personally or professionally if spoken in a relatively slow and distinct way.
Read: I can understand texts written mainly in everyday language or language related to my work. I can understand the description of events, the expression of feelings and wishes in personal letters.
Take part in a conversation: I can deal with the majority of situations that can be encountered during a trip to an area where the language is spoken. I can take part unprepared in a conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest or that relate to daily life (eg family, hobbies, work, travel and current affairs).
Expressing oneself orally continuously: I can articulate expressions in a simple way in order to recount experiences and events, my dreams, my hopes or my goals. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for my opinions or projects. I can tell a story or the plot of a book or film and express my reactions.
Writing: I can write simple, coherent text on subjects that are familiar or that interest me personally. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
Listening: I can understand lectures and fairly long speeches and even follow complex arguments if the subject is relatively familiar to me. I can understand most television news and current affairs programs. I can understand most movies in standard language.
Reading: I can read articles and reports on contemporary issues in which the authors adopt a particular attitude or point of view. I can understand a contemporary literary text in prose.
Take part in a conversation: I can communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency that makes normal interaction with a native speaker possible. I can actively participate in a conversation in familiar situations, present and defend my opinions. • Express myself orally continuously: I can express myself clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects relating to my areas of interest. I can develop a point of view on a topical issue and explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.
Writing: I can write clear and detailed texts on a wide range of subjects relating to my interests. I can write an essay or a report conveying information or giving reasons for or against a given opinion. I can write letters that highlight the meaning that I personally attribute to events and experiences.
Listening: I can understand a long speech even if it is not clearly structured and the articulations are only implied. I can understand TV shows and movies without much effort.
Reading: I can understand long and complex factual or literary texts and appreciate the differences in style. I can understand specialized articles and long technical instructions even when they are not related to my field.
Take part in a conversation: I can express myself spontaneously and fluently without apparently having to search for words too much. I can use the language flexibly and effectively for social or professional relationships. I can express my ideas and opinions with precision and link my interventions to those of my interlocutors.
Express yourself orally continuously: I can present clear and detailed descriptions of complex subjects, integrating related themes, developing certain points and ending my intervention appropriately.
Writing: I can express myself in a clear and well-structured text and develop my point of view. I can write about complex topics in a letter, essay or report, emphasizing points that I consider important. I can adopt a style adapted to the recipient.
Listening: I have no difficulty understanding oral language, whether live or in the media and when speaking quickly, provided I have time to familiarize myself with a particular accent.
Read: I can effortlessly read any type of text, even abstract or complex in content or form, for example a manual, a specialized article or a literary one.
Take part in a conversation: I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and am also very comfortable with idioms and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and express fine nuances of meaning with precision. In case of difficulty, I can backtrack to remedy it with enough skill and so that it goes almost unnoticed.
Speak continuously: I can present a clear and flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context, construct a presentation logically and help my listener notice and remember important points.
Writing: I can write clear, flowing text that is stylistically appropriate to the circumstances. I can write complex letters, reports or articles, with a clear construction allowing the reader to grasp and memorize the important points. I can summarize and criticize in writing a professional work or a literary work