- Duration: 10 Weeks
This is a summary of the objectives for level B1. A comprehensive list can be found in the Common European Framework of Reference. The objectives describe what a participant should be able to do in the language at the end of a level B1 course.
- To be able to perform and respond to a wide range of language functions, using their most common exponents in a neutral register.
Listening Comprehension (LC)
- To be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc., including short narratives.
Reading Comprehension (RC)
- To be able to read straightforward factual texts on subjects related to his/her field and interest with a satisfactory level of comprehension.
- To be able to find and understand relevant information in everyday material, such as letters, brochures and short official document.
- To be able to recognise significant points in straightforward newspaper articles on familiar subjects.
Spoken Interaction (SI)
- To be able to exploit a wide range of simple language to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling.
Spoken Production (SP)
- To be able to reasonably fluently sustain a straightforward description of one of a variety of subjects within his/her field of interest, presenting it as a linear sequence of points.
- To be able to give straightforward descriptions on a variety of familiar subjects within his field of interest.
- To be able to relate details of unpredictable occurrences, e.g., an accident.
- To be able to briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.
- To be able to give a prepared straightforward presentation on a familiar topic within his/her field which is clear enough to be followed without difficulty most of the time, and in which the main points are explained with reasonable precision.
- To be able to take follow up questions, but may have to ask for repetition if the speech was rapid.
- To be able to initiate, maintain and close simple face-to-face conversation on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Written Interaction (WI)
- To be able to write personal letters and notes asking for or conveying simple information of immediate relevance, getting across the point he/she feels to be important.
Written Production (WP)
- To be able to write straightforward connected texts on a range of familiar subjects within his field of interest, by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence.