ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LEVELS

BEGINNER

Beginner (A0) You have never studied English. You do not understand the language, or your comprehension is limited to a few major words, or phrases.

After you have completed the Beginner course, you will know the English alphabet; learn how to correctly pronounce English sounds and pronunciation peculiarities. You will acquire basic vocabulary: numerals, days of the week, names of the months and seasons. You will be introduced to grammar structures (Present and Past tenses). You will learn how to keep a simple conversation going: to exchange greetings, ask and answer questions. You will learn how to read and write.

ELEMENTARY

Elementary (A1) student uses the language more fluently, can ask and answer simple questions, keep a simple conversation going, and has a basic vocabulary.

After you have completed the Elementary course, you will know how to properly use grammar structures, take part in conversations on everyday topics (family, work, life, etc.), further expand your vocabulary, read and understand easy texts and some books; you will improve your writing skills and make fewer mistakes and you will know how to describe people and your surroundings. Listening exercises will help you improve your communication skills and better understand the peculiarities of the English language.

PRE-ELEMENTARY

Pre-elementary (A2) students can ask and answer questions, but still lack vocabulary for discussing more complicated topics. You know how to use the corresponding tenses but still make mistakes.

After you have completed the Pre-elementary course, you will be able to compare objects, describe your experiences, wishes and dreams, build coherent sentences in spontaneous situations; you will learn more advanced words and will make fewer mistakes in tense usage. When travelling, you will be able to deal with surprise situations and keep an English conversation going.

INTERMEDIATE

Intermediate (B1) students are aware of many grammar structures, yet they may still have doubts about building a correct sentence. You need to expand the knowledge you already have and do more practical tasks.

After you have completed the Intermediate course, you will improve your overall language fluency, listening and writing skills; you will learn how to compose personal and official letters; you will understand more sophisticated topics and terms. You will freely discuss concrete and abstract topics with foreign guests; you will be able to arrange and cancel meetings and briefly ground or explain opinions and plans.

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

Upper-Intermediate (B2) students understand difficult texts on both concrete and abstract topics, can fluently speak and write and do not experience any tension when communicating with foreigners.

After you have completed the Upper-Intermediate course, you will discuss advanced topics and express your point of view, support your opinion with arguments, negotiate, make presentations; you will expand your vocabulary, use advance grammar forms; you will know how to write official letters. You will be able to read authentic books written in English and watch films and news in English.

ADVANCED

Advanced (C1) students have mastered grammatical structures and their functions, they can understand difficult texts and their underlying meanings; they can fluently and effectively use the language for academic and professional purposes and to write a clear, well-composed and detailed text on advanced topics in conformity with register and form requirements.

After you have completed the Advanced course, you will freely communicate in various business, work or free-time situations. You will use all Present, Past and Future tenses in full confidence without feeling the need to translate them from Lithuanian. You will analyse and make interpretations of texts, books, and films without difficulty.

PROFICIENCY

Proficiency (C2) students can easily understand practically everything they read. By coherently retelling discussions, narratives or opinions, they can summarize information coming from different sources they read or hear, and convey the meaning peculiarities absolutely freely, accurately and spontaneously; they can state their opinions, attitudes and creed even in extremely difficult contexts.

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