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Describe your level in French
No knowledge of the French language.
A1 : Elementary
Limited knowledge of the French language. Can understand simple and practical information from every day life. Can communicate in a simple way provided the interlocutor speaks slowly.
A2 : Upper elementary
Basic knowledge. Can understand isolated sentences referring to familiar areas. Can communicate within current situations and describe in simple terms topics of personal interest.
B1 : Intermediate
Limited but effective command of the language. Can understand clear and standard French referring to familiar matters. Can deal with situations likely to arise while travelling. Can speak about topics of personal interest and give brief explanations about a project or idea.
B2 : Upper intermediate
General and instinctive command of the language. Can understand the main ideas of complex texts. Can take part in general or professional conversations in a clear and detailed way and can argue a point of view.
C1 : Advanced
Good knowledge of the language. Can understand a wide range of long and complex texts containing implicit information. Can speak fluently, in a well-structured way on their social, professional or academic life and on complex topics.
C2 : Upper advanced
Excellent knowledge of the language. Can understand easily almost everything they hear or read and can summarise everything in a coherent way. Can speak very fluently and in a subtle way on complex topics.