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Level Test at Brooklyn School of Languages
BSL Levels CEFR*/ACTFL**
Reference
CEFR*
Level Names
ACTFL**
Level Names
Beginner A1 A1 Beginner Novice
(Low/Mid/High)
Elementary A2
Pre-Intermediate A2+
A2 Elementary Intermediate
(Low/Mid)
Intermediate B1+ B1 Intermediate Intermediate High
Upper Intermediate B2+ B2 Upper Intermediate Advanced
(Low/Mid/High)
Advanced C1
Advanced C1+
C1 Advanced Superior
Proficient C2 C2 Proficient Distinguished

Our course levels are based on these internationally systems, so you have a universally accepted reference for your studies:

* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
** American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines (ACTFL)

We recommend you need at least 100-200 hours of study to adequately cover each CEFR/ ACTFL level. This represents a mix of guided study and self-study in the form of homework and other revision/practice.

The course structure reflects this. It is designed to give you a solid foundation in the language and provide you with enough time to cover each level sufficiently. The structure is of course flexible and adaptable, depending on your prior language skills, individual preferences and goals.

If you are unsure where to start or progress to, take our online level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

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