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Language levels in Europe

August 1, 2019

When it comes to being well prepared to know a language, the European Union has divided the type of learning into six levels, each of which will be the scale that will be used to know how far a person can go when speaking that language.

Language levels in Europe

Language levels in the European Union:
A1: is the lowest level, it is a basic level where the student who has surpassed the level can understand phrases and have a very basic lexicon. They can present themselves and have short and very simple conversations.
A2: At this level it is understood that the student will have more lexicon, especially in the most common conversations held in a language, such as personal information about hobbies or hobbies, family, shopping or work.


B1: This is one of the most required levels, for example in the grades. With it, the person who has overcome it will be able to maintain daily conversations in most normal situations, at the same time as being able to translate basic texts and give their opinion.


B2: the lexicon required at this level is more complete, it will be understood that the conversations will be more complex, where most of the grammatical figures will be used. Good fluency is required when speaking and explaining.


C1: at this level you must be fluent when speaking, spontaneously and fluently. You will be able to translate much more complex texts focused on areas that are not as common as family, shopping or work in a generic way. It will therefore be much more oriented towards complex texts with a specific theme.


C2: would be equivalent to bilingual, you have total fluency in the language, although it is understood that it is not our mother tongue. There will be no problem with texts and when it comes to expressing ourselves. This last level is very difficult to achieve if you have never left our country, since it requires being able to understand the natives with total normality.

Language levels in Europe

When looking for work, or being a condition to enter a certain career or study, the scales used to know our level in any language will be these, so we must have very clear in what level we are. For that, we should ask for the equivalent diploma to our level, because for example if you have done a baccalaureate with languages, it is possible that you will get an A2 or even a B1, depending on the level of the center.