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Our course levels

Our courses for teenagers and adults follow the Common European Reference Frame. The chart below shows you the course levels according to the CERF.

 

The following levels are covered by our courses


A: Basic User
B: Independent User


A1 – Beginner

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 – Elementary

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters of immediate need.

B1 – Intermediate

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Upper Intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular inter­action with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

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Courses for all ages, with or without previous knowledge of English and in small groups – we can help you achieve your personal learning objective!

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What I like best about working with Mortimer:

„For me Mortimer is something ‘Magic’ because my kids love it, enjoy it and don’t want to miss any lessons. Moreover their parents are also happy having them with us.“

Yvette Fergus
Mortimer English Club
in 15008 A Coruña, Spain