Level Guide

Use our handy English level guide to determine your current English level

Level Guide

Thinking about studying at one of our English Centres? Here is a list of the available courses and the entry level requirements.

Level Description CEFR IELTS Courses available
Elementary I can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. I can introduce myself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details like where I live, people I know and things I have. I can interact in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help me. A1 2

General English


Part time English


Conversation


One-to-one

Pre-intermediate
I can understand sentences and common expressions related to areas like basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, and work. I can exchange information on familiar and routine matters. I can describe in simple terms aspects of my background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.  A2 3 General English
Part time English
English for work
Conversation
IELTS
Teacher development
English unlimited

One to one
Cambridge First Certificate
Intermediate
I can understand the main points on familiar matters like work, school, and leisure. I can deal with most situations when travelling. I can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.  B1 4 - 5 General English
Part time English
English for work
Conversation
IELTS
Teacher development
Business English
English unlimited
One to one
Upper Intermediate
I can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in my field of specialisation. I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with native speakers. I 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. B2 5.5 - 6.5

General English
Part time English English for work Conversation
IELTS
Teacher development Business English English unlimited 
One to one Cambridge First Certificate

Advanced
I can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. I can express myself fluently and spontaneously. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. I can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. C1 7 - 8 General English
Part time English
English for work
IELTS
Teacher Development Business English
English unlimited One to one Cambridge Advanced