In order to enable us to place your child in the appropriate class on arrival, we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We therefore ask you to answer the following questions.
(You may find it helpful to discuss with your child’s English teacher to help you with placing them in the right column)
Is your child in a school where the curriculum is taught in English?
Does your child have English Language lessons at school?
Does your child have any qualifications in English?
Examples might include:
KET: Key English Test (A2);
PET: Prelimary English Test (B1)
FCE (First Certificate English (B2);
IELTS (International English Language Testing (B2- C1)
Please select one "code" below to indicate the standard of your child's English using the descriptors which best describes your child’s level of English...
||Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
||Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors
and cohesive devices.
||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.
||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 & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
||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 familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
||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.
||Little or no previous experience of the language and very limited knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
Standard Code (select just one)
Please refer to table above...
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