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Level Check PreA1

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I can understand simple words.

a1

I can understand short, simple questions if I'm asked slowly.

a2

I can understand short, simple actions (Stop, Close the door) if I have a picture.

a3

I can understand words, names and numbers.

a4

I can read with pictures (restaurant menu, storybook).

a5

I can read times and places in very simple notes (Back at 4 o’clock, In the meeting room).

a6

I can understand simple everyday signs such as ‘Parking,’ ‘Station,’ ‘Dining room,’ ‘No smoking,’ etc.

a7

I can find information about places, times and prices on posters, flyers and notices.

a8

I can understand very short, simple, instructions (No parking, No food or drink).

a9

I can give basic information (e.g. places and times, numbers and prices) from short, simple texts.

a10

I can give simple instructions about places and times, if they are repeated slowly and clearly.

a11

I can give basic information (e.g. numbers and prices) from short, simple texts with pictures.

a12

I can list names, numbers, prices from simple texts with pictures.

a13

I can buy something (e.g. food or drink) and use my hands (pointing) to help the person understand.

a14

I can understand simple information about people (e.g. name, age, phone number, place of residence, origin) when they talk about themselves.

a15

I can understand and use simple phrases like ‘Yes,’ ‘No,’ ‘Excuse me,’ ‘Please,’ ‘Thank you,’ ‘No thank you,’ ‘Sorry.’

a16

I can greet people, say my name and say goodbye to them.

a17

I can ask very simple questions (What is this?) and understand simple answers.

a18

I can use and understand simple numbers.

a19

I can ask and tell day, time of day and date.

a20

I can fill in basic personal details (name, address, birthday) on a registration form.

a21

I can buy something online (e.g. choosing a product, size, colour). I can post short simple sentences about myself if I have a menu to choose from and if I can use a dictionary.

a22

I can post simple online messages.

a23

I can choose what I want to buy online (e.g. product, size, colour) if there are pictures to help me.

a24

I can write short sentences about myself using a dictionary.

a25

I can talk about myself, my family and where I live.

a26

I can use words like 'happy', 'tired' and use my body to show how I feel.

a27

I can talk about a picture while showing it to someone.

a28

I can say a short statement in front of people (introduce a speaker, propose a toast).

a29

I can use words that sound similar in different langauges to help me understand what someone is saying.

a30

I can use words that look similar in different languages to help me understand signs and posters.

a31

I can recognize different ways of using numbers, telling time and measuring distance.

a32

I can use my different languages to buy something.

a33

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Level Check A1

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I can talk to others about my home country, family, school, likes and dislikes.

a1

I can greet and say goodbye to people.

a2

I can use words about time (next week, last Friday, in November, three o'clock), colours and clothes.

a3

I can ask and answer questions about myself and other people, where they live, people they know, things they have.

a4

I can talk about a health problem to a doctor, using my hands and body language to help me.

a5

I can talk about numbers, money and time.

a6

I can ask for food and drinks.

a7

I can follow short, simple directions (e.g. to go from X to Y).

a8

I can understand short readings with pictures about everyday activities.

a9

I can understand store guides (information on which floors departments are on) and directions (e.g. to where to find elevators).

a10

I can get an idea of a text if there are pictures.

a11

I can talk about people and places.

a12

I can talk about myself, what I do and where I live.

a13

I can read aloud a very short, practised text e.g. to introduce a speaker, propose a toast.

a14

I can use simple words to show my interest in an idea. I can give simple information from signs, notices and posters.

a15

I can translate simple words and phrases using a dictionary.

a16

I can give a spoken translation of simple, everyday words and phrases on signs, notices and posters.

a17

I can write numbers and dates, my name, age, birthday and other details about myself on a hotel registration form.

a18

I can use simple words and emoticons to post short reactions to simple online postings.

a19

I can leave a simple note about where I went and what time I will be back. (e.g. ‘Shopping: back at 5 p.m.’).

a20

I can write very simple messages about my hobbies, likes/dislikes, using a dictionary.

a21

I can buy or apply for something online by filling out personal details (name, e-mail address or telephone number).

a22

I can write about myself (e.g. likes and dislikes, family, where I live, pets).

a23

I can describe everyday objects (e.g. the colour of a car, whether it is big or small).

a24

I can understand simple information if the speaker speaks clearly and very slowly.

a25

I can understand numbers, prices and times in a clear announcement (e.g. at a railway station or in a shop).

a26

I can understand a helpful person who speaks slowly and clearly to me about everyday things. 

a27

I can use words that sound similar in different languages to help me understand what someone is saying.

a28

I can use words that look similar in different languages to help me understand signs and posters.

a29

I can recognize different ways of using numbers, telling time and measuring distance.

a30

I can use my different languages to buy something.

a31

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Level Check A2

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I can understand phrases about basic, personal topics (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), if the speaker speaks clearly and slowly.

a1

I can understand simple instructions on times, dates, numbers, etc.

a2

I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

a3

I can understand simple directions of how to get from X to Y, on foot or public transport.

a4

I can pick out important information from short radio broadcasts (weather forecast, concert announcements, sports results) if people talk clearly.

a5

I can follow a very simple presentation if there are visuals and examples.

a6

I can understand the important points of a story if the story is told slowly and clearly.

a7

I can find specific information in simple everyday texts such as advertisements, menus, reference lists and timetables.

a8

I can understand information on brochures, maps, signs, and notices.

a9

I can understand a short report on a topic that I am familiar with.

a10

I can understand the main points in short news or of a short article (e.g. the Oscars).

a11

I can understand instructions that are short, simple and have illustrations.

a12

I can post online about myself, how I feel or about what I'm doing and respond simply to comments.

a13

I can write short, simple notes about basic, personal needs.

a14

I can fill in personal and other details on most everyday forms.

a15

I can make simple online transactions (buying something or enrolling in a course) by giving personal details and agreeing to conditions.

a16

I can respond to simple instructions and ask simple questions in order to complete a shared task online.

a17

I can write simple sentences linked with simple connectors like ‘and,’ ‘but’ and ‘because’.

a18

I can write diary entries that describe activities (e.g. daily routine, outings, sports, hobbies), people and places.

a19

I can notice and use simple greetings and actions used in everyday life.

a20

I can notice when interaction does not go smoothly with members of other cultures.

a21

I can use words and phrases from another language that I know to simply exchange information.

a22

I can use a word from another language that I know in an everyday situation when I cannot think of the right word in the language being spoken.

a23

I can use simple everyday polite forms of greeting and address.

a24

I can chat simply with friends, asking simple questions and understanding the answers.

a25

I can make and respond to invitations, suggestions and apologies.

a26

I can talk about everyday issues in a simple way.

a27

I can ask and answer questions about what I do at work and in free time.

a28

I can ask and answer simple questions about an event, e.g. ask where and when it took place, who was there and what it was like.

a29

I can talk on the phone with someone I know about something I expect (e.g. arrival times, arrangements to meet).

a30

I can simply translate short texts on familiar, everyday topics.

a31

I can simply ask someone to explain something. I can talk about the main point(s) in short, simple texts on everyday subjects (e.g. messages, instructions).

a32

I can talk about the main points made in short, clear, simple messages, instructions and announcements.

a33

I can list the main points of short, clear, simple messages and announcements.

a34

I can give a short presentation about people, their living/working conditions, daily routines, likes/dislikes.

a35

I can talk about what I plan to do during the weekend or the holidays.

a36

I can give directions like 'turn left', 'go straight' and use words like 'and', 'then' and 'next'.

a37

I can give my opinion about something.

a38

I can give a short, practiced presentation on a familiar subject.

a39

I can answer simple follow-up questions about my presentation.

a40

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Level Check A2+

Please select language you are using

I can understand a simple letter, email or post about something I know (friends, family) or ask questions on these subjects.

a1

I can understand the main points of short texts about everyday topics (e.g. lifestyle, hobbies, sports, weather).

a2

I can pick out specific information from letters, brochures and short newspaper articles.

a3

I can understand the main information in brochures, magazines and websites about topics such as portable digital devices, cameras, installing new technology, hobbies, sports, etc.

a4

I can talk about people, how they live and work, and what they like/dislike.

a5

I can explain what I like/dislike about something and why.

a6

I can talk about my plans, what I usually do, my activities and experiences.

a7

I can give simple directions using words like ‘turn right’ and ‘go straight’ and ‘first,’ ‘then,’ and ‘next.’

a8

I can talk about the people, places and activities in my everyday life.

a9

I can give a short, practiced presentation about something in my everyday life, explaining my opinions, plans and actions.

a10

I can understand short spoken announcements by piecing together what I can hear in the different languages.

a11

I can use my different languages to explain a problem or to ask for help.

a12

I can use simple information given at the same time in different languages to find the important information.

a13

I can notice that sometimes people understand my actions and words differently than how I wanted them to understand.

a14

I can usually pick up on the topic of a discussion that is slow and clear.

a15

I can understand simple announcements (e.g. a telephone recording or radio announcement of a cinema programme or sports event, an announcement that a train has been delayed, or messages announced by loudspeaker in a supermarket) if they is slow and clear.

a16

I can notice when peeople agree and disagree in a conversation.

a17

I can follow the main points of a presentation about something that I know, in simple words and when there are visuals to help me.

a18

I can pick out the main point of TV news when there are pictures and videos.

a19

I can ask for a favour (e.g. to lend something), offer a favour and respond if someone asks me for a favour.

a20

I can talk about what to do next, make suggestions, and ask for and give directions.

a21

I can give my opinion when asked, if I can get help and ask for repetition.

a22

I can speak to people in everyday situations (e.g. a post office, a station, a shop).

a23

I can ask and answer questions about habits, routines, plans, pastimes and/or activities.

a24

I can give and follow simple directions and instructions e.g. explain how to get somewhere.

a25

I can simply express how I feel (e.g., doctor visit), and express thanks.

a26

I can ask what somebody thinks of a certain idea in a group discussion.

a27

I can summarise the main point(s) in simple, short texts about familiar topics.

a28

I can explain the main points made in simple TV or radio news if it is about a familiar topic.

a29

I can translate in everyday situations, if speakers speak clearly and I can ask for repetition and clarification.

a30

I can give a spoken translation of short, simple everyday texts (e.g. brochure entries, notices, instructions, letters or emails).

a31

I can write simple sentences linked with simple connectors like ‘and,’ ‘but’ and ‘because’.

a32

I can write simple texts on familiar subjects, linking sentences with connectors like ‘and,’ ‘because,’ or ‘then.

a33

I can tell a simple story (e.g. about events on a holiday or about life in the distant future).

a34

I can write short, simple notes about basic personal needs.

a35

I can introduce myself and simply communicate online, asking and answering questions, as long as I have enough time to write my responses and that I write to one person at a time.

a36

I can use simple language to respond to problems that can happen in online transactions (e.g. concerning availability of models and special offers, delivery dates, addresses, etc.).

a37

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Level Check B1

Please select language you are using

I can understand the main points of a speech on familiar topics such as work, school and leisure.

a1

I can understand the main points and important details in stories, discussions and other narratives (e.g. a description of a holiday) when the speaker speaks slowly and clearly.

a2

I can understand public announcements at airports, stations and on buses/trains.

a3

I can understand the main points of a straightforward monologue like a guided tour, when the speech is clear and relatively slow.

a4

I can understand simple technical information, such as operating instructions for everyday equipment.

a5

I can understand the main points of radio news and other recorded material about familiar subjects when it is relatively slow and clear.

a6

I can read straightforward factual texts on familiar subjects and understand most of it.

a7

I can follow the plot of stories, simple novels and comics with a clear storyline and simple language, if I can use of a dictionary.

a8

I can follow simple instructions given on packaging, e.g. cooking instructions.

a9

I can understand descriptions (e.g. places, events, feelings, perspectives) in narratives, guides and magazine articles.

a10

I can understand the important information in simple adverts, in newspapers or magazines.

a11

I can understand the main points in notes such as in museum exhibits, boards in exhibitions, safety notes.

a12

I can make basic inferences or predictions about the text from its headings, titles or headlines.

a13

I can follow a discussion about a familiar topic, when language is relatively simple and/or repeated, and opportunity is given for clarification.

a14

I can make my opinions and reactions understood when there are problems or when deciding where to go, what to do, how to organise an event.

a15

I can describe symptoms in a simple way and ask for advice when going to the doctor. I can understand the answer when it is given clearly in everyday language.

a16

I can give or ask for views and opinions about topics of interest.

a17

I can express and respond to feelings such as surprise, happiness, sadness, interest and indifference.

a18

I can deal with most travel situations such as booking a hotel or dealing with authorities.

a19

I can offer advice on simple matters on familiar topics.

a20

I can make personal online postings about experiences, feelings and events and respond to the comments of others in some detail.

a21

I can invite others to give their views on how to proceed.

a22

I can use the phone for simple messages (e.g. arrangements for a meeting) and to obtain basic services (e.g. book a hotel room or make a doctor's appointment).

a22

I can engage in online conversations such as registering for a course, tour, event or applying for membership.

a23

I can write a description of an event, a recent trip - real or imagined - in a simple lienar way.

a24

I can write personal letters about my experiences and feelings in some detail.

a25

I can write texts on familiar subjects by linking short sentences into a sequence.

a26

I can give detailed accounts of experiences, describing feelings and reactions.

a27

I can express myself on most topics in my everyday life such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events.

a28

I can repeat back part of what someone has said and help keep the development of ideas on course. I can invite others into the discussion.

a29

I can describe a subject I am interested in, presenting it as a sequence of points.

a30

I can work out how to communicate the main point(s) I want to get across, using any resources available.

a31

I can give a prepared straightforward presentation on a familiar topic that is clear and the main points well-explained.

a32

I can report straightforward factual information on a familiar topic if given the opportunity to prepare beforehand.

a33

I can simply discuss how things that may look ‘strange’ to me in one context may be ‘normal’ for other people.

a34

I can simply explain how my own values, beliefs and behaviours influence my views of other people’s values, beliefs and behaviours.

a35

I can creatively use the different languages that I know in everyday contexts and to cope with an unexpected situation.

a36

I can use what I know in one language to understand the topic and main message of a text in another language (e.g. when reading short newspaper articles on the same theme written in different languages).

a37

I can introduce people from different backgrounds, show awareness that some questions may be perceived differently, clearly define a collaborative task, and invite others to speak about their experiences.

a38

I can support an intercultural exchange by helping people from different cultures ask and answer questions and showing awareness that some questions may be perceived differently in the cultures concerned.

a39

I can summarize the main points made in long spoken texts on familiar topics, if I can listen several times.

a40

I can work together on simple tasks and work towards a common goal in a group by asking and answering straightforward questions.

a41

I can summarize in writing the main points made in spoken or written texts on familiar topics, using a dictionary if necessary.

a42

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Level Check B1+

Please select language you are using

I can mostly understand TV programmes on familiar topics such as interviews, short lectures, directions and news reports when speech is relatively slow and clear.

a1

I can understand factual information about common everyday topics by identifying general messages and specific details when speech is clear.

a2

I can follow much of everyday conversation and discussion.

a3

I can follow a lecture or talk on a familiar subject when the presentation is straightforward and clearly structured.

a4

I can understand simple technical information, such as operating instructions for everyday equipment.

a5

I can understand public announcements at airports, stations and on planes, buses and trains, when the speech is clear and there is little background noise.

a6

I can read and mostly understand straightforward texts on familiar subjects.

a7

I can scan through straightforward texts in magazines, brochures or on the web, identify what they are about and decide whether they contain information that might be of practical use.

a8

I can understand short texts on familiar subjects in which people give their points of view (e.g. critical contributions to an online discussion forum or readers’ letters to the editor).

a9

I can infer the meaning of unknown words from the context and deduce sentence meaning on familiar topics.

a10

I can make use of different types of connectors and overall organisation to better understand the argumentation in a text.

a11

I can identify unfamiliar words from the context on familiar topics.

a12

I can understand instructions and procedures in a manual when I am familiar with the process or product.

a13

I can start up a conversation and help to keep going by asking people questions, expressing reactions and opinions.

a14

I can express my thoughts on topics such as films, books, music.

a15

I can compare and contrast alternatives, discussing what to do, where to go, who or which to choose, etc.

a16

I can explain why something is a problem, discuss what to do next, compare and contrast alternatives.

a17

I can deal with most situations while travelling such as booking hotels or dealing with authorities.

a18

I can give information required in an interview or doctor's appointment.

a19

I can carry out an interview, checking and confirming information, if I have opportunities to ask for repetition and prepare beforehand.

a20

I can supportively act in intercultural encounters, recognising the feelings and different world views of other members of the group.

a21

I can communicate with people from other cultures by starting conversations, showing interest and empathy by asking and answering questions, and expressing agreement and understanding.

a22

I can work together on a shared task, for example creating and responding to suggestions, asking whether people agree, and proposing alternative approaches.

a23

I can ask for details and clarification from other group members in order to move a discussion forward.

a24

I can ask people to elaborate on specific points they made.

a25

I can understand and describe detailed diagrams in a familiar subject.

a26

I can paraphrase the main points made in short, spoken or written texts on familiar subjects (e.g. short magazine articles, interviews) to make the contents accessible for others.

a27

I can write personal letters/emails giving news and expressing thoughts about music/films.

a28

I can communicate online with more than one person, recognising the communicative intentions of each person.

a29

I can comment on other people’s online postings (including embedded links and media) and respond to further comments.

a30

I can interact online with a group that is working on a project, following and clarifying instructions and supporting everyone to accomplish the shared task.

a31

I can write a simple review of a film, book or TV programme.

a32

I can write short, simple essays on topics of interest.

a33

I can post online accounts of social events, experiences and activities, using embedded links and media and sharing personal feelings.

a34

I can give a prepared presentation on a familiar topic, showing similarities and differences (e.g. between products, countries/regions, plans).

a35

I can describe how to do something by giving detailed instructions.

a36

I can give a straightforward description of a subject within my field of interest.

a37

I can clearly express feelings about something experienced and give reasons to explain those feelings.

a38

I can give simple reasons to explain my viewpoint.

a39

I can get my message across by building on a word I know, which means something similar (e.g. a truck for people = bus).

a40

I can rehearse and try out new combinations and expressions.

a41

I can use important information from written documents from other languages, e.g. to include in a presentation.

a42

I can use translations of texts (e.g. magazine articles, stories, passages from novels) to understand in the different languages.

a43

I can recognize similarities and differences between the way concepts are expressed in different languages.

a44

I can use my knowledge of grammar and expressions in the languages that I know to help me understand.

a45

I can discuss in simple terms how my own actions may be perceived differently by people from other cultures.

a46

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Level Check B2

Please select language you are using

I can use a variety of strategies to help me understand, including listening for main points and using contextual clues.

a1

I can identify the main reasons for and against an argument in a discussion conducted in clear standard speech.

a2

I can understand detailed instructions well enough to be able to follow them successfully.

a3

I can follow extended speech and complex arguments if the topic is reasonably familiar and there are explicit markers showing the direction of the talk.

a4

I can follow a complex argument in a clear lecture if the topic is reasonably familiar.

a5

I can understand announcements and messages on concrete and abstract topics spoken in standard dialect at normal speed.

a6

I can understand TV, radio documentaries, live interviews, talk shows, plays and the majority of films in standard dialect.

a7

I can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects that I am familiar with, integrating and evaluating information from a number of sources.

a8

I can write an essay/report that develops an argument, gives reasons in support of a particular point of view and explains the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

a9

I can write a review of a film, book or play, and clear, detailed descriptions on a variety of subjects that I am familiar with.

a10

I can collaborate online with a group in order to accomplish a task, develop and justify proposals, seek clarification and repair misunderstandings appropriately. I can effectively link my ideas to previous ones in the thread.

a11

I can write letters conveying degrees of emotion, highlighting the personal significance of events and commenting on the reader's views.

a12

I can use formality and contextually-appropriate conventions when writing personal and professional letters and emails.

a13

I can develop an argument in an online discussion, giving reasons for a particular point of view.

a14

I can read with a large degree of independence, adapting the way I read for different purposes, using reference sources (e.g. dictionaries) selectively.

a15

I can understand what is said in a personal email or posting, even when some informal language is used.

a16

I can scan quickly through long and complex texts, locating relevant details.

a17

I can recognise different structures in texts: contrasting arguments, problem-solution presentation and cause-effect relationships.

a18

I can understand articles/reports about contemporary issues in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints.

a19

I can actively take part in informal discussions in familiar contexts, commenting, presenting my point of view clearly, evaluating alternative proposals and making/responding to hypotheses.

a20

I can account for and sustain my opinions in discussion by providing relevant explanations, arguments and comments.

a21

I can start, maintain and end conversations appropriately.

a22

I can help the progress of work by inviting others to join in, say what they think, etc.

a23

I can outline an issue or a problem clearly, discuss causes or consequences, and advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.

a24

I can take initiative in an interview, expand and develop ideas with little help from an interviewer.

a25

I can intervene in discussion, using appropriate language to do so.

a26

I can convey degrees of emotion and highlight the personal significance of events and experiences.

a27

I can summarise the point reached at a particular stage in a discussion and propose next steps.

a28

I can develop a clear argument, expand and support my points of view with relevant reasons and examples.

a29

I can give a clear, prepared presentation with reasons in support of a particular point of view and give the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

a30

I can give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects that I am familiar with.

a31

I can describe the personal significance of events and experiences in detail.

a32

I can alternate between the languages that I know to communicate specific information to different people.

a33

I can use my knowledge of contrasting genre conventions and textual patterns in all of the languages that I know to help me understand.

a34

I can use and explain an expression from one language that I know for a concept for which a suitable expression does not exist in the language being used.

a35

I can recognise cultural stereotypes – favourable and discriminatory – and describe how they influence my own or another’s behaviour.

a36

I can identify and reflect on similarities and differences in cultural behaviours (e.g. gestures and speech volume) and discuss their significance.

a37

I can adapt my behaviour and verbal expression to new cultural environments, avoiding behaviours that I am aware may be viewed as impolite.

a38

I can reflect on and explain particular ways of communicating in my own and other cultures, and the risks of misunderstanding they generate.

a39

I can work collaboratively with people who have different cultural orientations, discussing similarities and differences in views and perspectives.

a40

I can outline the main points made by two sides, highlighting areas of agreement and disagrement.

a41

I can appropriately use humour (e.g. an anecdote, a joking or light-hearted comment) in order to create a positive atmosphere or to redirect attention.

a42

I can present my ideas in a group and pose questions that invite reactions from other group members’ perspectives.

a43

I can synthesise and report information and arguments from a number of sources.

a44

I can, in collaborative discussion, consider two different sides of an issue and propose a solution or compromise.

a45

I can paraphrase the main contents of a spoken or written text (e.g. an essay, a forum discussion, a presentation) to make it more accessible to others.

a46

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Level Check B2+

Please selcet language you are using

I can follow the main points of complex lectures and other academic/professional presentations.

a1

I can understand standard spoken language, live or broadcast, on both familiar and unfamiliar topics.

a2

I can extract the main points from the arguments in news and current affairs programmes.

a3

I can keep up with conversations between fluent speakers.

a4

I can understand a speaker’s opinion on topics that I am familiar with.

a5

I can understand detailed instructions well enough to be able to follow them successfully.

a6

I can use a variety of strategies to help me understand such as listening for main points and using contextual clues.

a7

I can quickly scan through several sources (articles, reports, websites, books, etc.) and identify the relevance and usefulness of particular sections for the task at hand.

a8

I can obtain information, ideas and opinions from highly specialized sources within my field of interest

a9

I can understand what is said in a personal email or posting even when some informal language is used.

a10

I can understand specialised articles outside of my field of interest if I have opportunities to use a dictionary.

a11

I can frame a discussion to decide a course of action with others by summarising, elaborating and weighing up multiple points of view.

a12

I can clearly express my ideas/opinions by presenting and responding to complex arguments.

a13

I can negotiate a solution to a dispute like an undeserved traffic ticket, financial responsibility for damage in an apartment or for blame regarding an accident.

a14

I can start, maintain and end conversations appropriately.

a15

I can carry out an effective interview as an interviewer, departing spontaneously from prepared questions, following up and probing interesting replies.

a16

I can give feedback, and follow up statements and inferences during discussions.

a17

I can intervene in a discussion, using appropriate language to do so.

a18

I can write letters of enquiry, requests, applications and complaints with appropriate register, structure and conventions.

a19

I can deal with misunderstandings and problems that arise in online exchanges by responding politely and appropriately in order to help resolve the issue.

a20

I can engage in online exchanges, linking my contributions to others' ideas, understanding cultural implications and reacting appropriately.

a21

I can understand most idioms and informal language in writing and use the most common ones myself when appropriate.

a22

I can write clear, detailed texts on a variety of subjects that I am familiar with by integrating and evaluating information from a number of sources.

a23

I can write an essay that develops an argument, highlights significant points and provides relevant supporting detail.

a24

I can write detailed descriptions of real or imaginary events, connecting ideas and following the conventions of the genre.

a25

I can summarise and evaluate the main points of discussion on topics that I am familiar with.

a26

I can give clear descriptions and presentations with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting detail.

a27

I can develop an argument with appropriate highlighting of significant points and relevant supporting detail.

a28

I can communicate complex information and advice on the full range of matters that I am familiar with.

a29

I can fluently speak about a wide range of topics. I can communicate spontaneously and with an appropriate level of formality.

a30

I can efficiently switch between the languages that I know in order to improve understanding between people who know only one language.

a31

I can actively converse in two or more languages that I know, adjusting to the changes of language and catering to the needs and levels of the listeners.

a32

I can introduce into a sentence an expression from a different language that is particularly apt for the situation being discussed, explaining it for others when necessary.

a33

I can identify differences in the way people use language, tone, gestures, space, etc., critically reflect on them, and adjust to these conventions if necessary.

a34

I can explain my interpretation of culturally-specific opinions, practices, beliefs and values, pointing out similarities and differences to my own and other cultures.

a35

I can explain my interpretation of cultural assumptions, preconceptions, stereotypes, and prejudices of my own community and of other communities that I am familiar with.

a36

I can describe and evaluate the viewpoints and practices of my own and other social groups and show awareness of the implicit values on which judgments and prejudices are frequently based.

a37

I can highlight the main issue that needs to be resolved in a complex task and the important aspects that need to be taken into account.

a38

I can convey the main content of long, well-structured texts on subjects that I am familiar with, clarifying the opinions and purposes of speakers.

a39

I can contribute to decision-making and problem-solving by expressing and co-developing ideas, explaining details and making suggestions for future action.

a40

I can recognise different communication conventions and their effects, adjust the way I speak and help establish related ‘rules’ to support effective intercultural communication.