Level 1B Description at entry

(Equivalent to A2 in Common European Framework of Reference for non-European Languages)

Skills Achievement
and Speaking
I can follow speech which is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses to assimilate meaning.
I can understand words and simple short expressions on familiar topics (e.g. self-introduction, contact information), which are very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses to assimilate meaning.
I can produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.
I can produce simple mainly isolated phrases about myself and others’ personal details (e.g. name, age, gender, birthday, birth/home place, residence place, nationality, status).
I can ask and answer simple questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics (e.g. work, family, occupation) with interlocutor’s help.
I can understand everyday expressions aimed at the satisfaction of simple needs of a concrete type (e.g. greeting, enquiring, requesting, making offers), delivered directly to me in clear, slow and repeated speech by a sympathetic speaker.
I can understand simple questions and instructions about things done in class if the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is very helpful.
Writing I can copy familiar words and short phrases e.g. simple signs or instructions, names of everyday objects, names of shops and set phrases used regularly.
Can spell my address, nationality and other personal details.
I know the basic principles of stroke order and stroke direction.
I am aware that many characters can be further divided into smaller components.
Reading I can understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar words and basic phrases and re-reading as required.
I can understand simple forms well enough to give basic personal details (e.g., name, address, date of birth).
I can understand simple written messages concerning appointments (time and date), e.g. in sms phone messages.
I can follow simple instructions in textbooks (listen/ read/ speak with classmate/ note down).
I can understand single words and some very short phrases frequently encountered in public places on signboards, posters and brochures (e.g. “no smoking”, “toilet”, “exit”), or in the classroom (e.g. “book”, “very good”).
Grammar and Syntax I know how to construct a simple sentence.
I know how to construct closed (yes/no) and open questions for my level.
I know the alphabet/ some basic characters.
I understand the main grammatical terms used at my level.