What is CEFR and why do we need this standard?
The English curriculum in eTalk is based on the CEFR system. It is an international standard used to describe proficiency in a foreign language. The English level is often used in everyday life between the student and the teacher. Determining your level is important in order to track your progress in learning a language.
What is your level of English? Asking this of new students, we often get abstract answers: “I used to learn at school,” “I understand everything, but I can’t answer,” and sometimes “I watch movies with subtitles. And some declare bluntly, “I can’t even string two words together.”
The CEFR system uses a scale of 6 levels to indicate the level of language proficiency:
At the eTalk Online English School, your teacher measures your English level on the CEFR scale to make a cross-section of your scores at the beginning of the class. These tests are then administered on a regular basis. You do not need to take any special tests – the teacher will include certain tasks in one of the lessons without focusing on them. This way you can get the most accurate result “in the moment” and see the real progress.