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Levels

ELC uses the CEFR (Common European Framework of reference) as our level system and slightly adapts it to consider our student profile.

"This internationally recognised framework describes language ability in a scale of levels which ranges from A1 for beginners to C2 for those who have mastered a language". http://www.cambridgeesol.org

One academic year = 105 hours Regular homework is given to consolidate class work. Teachers support students’ progress by giving regular feedback on class work.

We advise and support you if you are falling behind. We also recognise speedy progress and make sure you ‘jump up’ a level if appropriate.

Level Duration Cambridge IELTS TOEFL (IBT) Cambridge BEC
*1 A1 1 year
A2 1 year Key
B1 1 year 4 - 4.5
*2 B1+ 1 year Preliminary 4.5 - 5 46 - 59 Preliminary
B2 2+ years First 5 - 6.5 60 – 93 Vantage
*3 C1 2+ years Advanced 7 - 8 94 – 117 Higher
C2 2+ years Proficiency 8 - 9 118-120
*Note 1 *Note 2 *Note 3 *Note 4

Table key

*1 - Basic user

*2 - Independent user

*3 - Proficient user

Note 1
Pass grades: A, B, C, Fail, D, E.

Note 2
IELTS Academic – for university entrance: UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand
IELTS General Training – for visas, work.Lasts 2 years

Note 3
University entrance in the USA

Note 4

Business English Certificates