The learning levels of
Dante in Linea and the CEFR

Study and prepare for official exams

Study plan with international validity

Discover what you will learn in each of our 5 levels and how to get a certificate of accreditation with Dante In Linea

What is the CEFR?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, often referred to as CEFR or CEFRL, is an international standard for working out your ability within a language.

It was established by the Council of Europe and aims to validate language ability.

The levels are often used casually by language learners to explain their ability at speaking, reading, writing and understanding a language.

The six levels within the CEFR are A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

It divides the learning format into 3 general levels, which correspond to a more classical division of basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

Basic User (A1 + A2) , Independent User (B1 + B2) and Proficient User (C1 + C2).

Lenguajes

Our 5 Levels of Studies aligned to the CEFR

This course is designed for beginners: those who have never studied Italian or have some basic knowledge but are insecure in the knowledge they have acquired.

In this introductory phase of learning, a student is either completely new to the language or has very basic skills, such as knowing how to introduce himself, where he lives or how to describe the work he does.

At the A1 CEFR level, a language learner:

– Can understand and use very basic expressions to satisfy concrete needs.
– Can introduce themselves and others, ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
– Can interact simply as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly.

 

This course is designed for those who have completed the A1 level or have some basic knowledge but are insecure in the knowledge they have acquired.

At the A2 CEFR level, a language learner:

– Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most intermediate areas, such as shopping, family, employment, etc.
– 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 their background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

At this intermediate stage of learning, a student has some experience with the language with the skills to describe everyday activities and has more developed grammatical, oral and written skills.

At the B1 CEFR level, a language learner:

– Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, or leisure-related topics.
– Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
– Can produce simple connected texts on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
– Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions, as well as opinions or plans in brief.

At this intermediate stage of learning, a student has some experience with the language with the skills to describe everyday activities and has more developed grammatical, oral and written skills.

At the B2 CEFR level, a language learner:

– Can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
– 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.

At this final and most advanced stage of learning, a learner can understand a wide variety of concepts and express themselves with great confidence.

At the C1 CEFR level, a language learner:

– Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
– Can express ideas 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 organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.

At the C2 CEFR level, a language learner:

– Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
– Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
– Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

The levels are often used casually by language learners to explain their ability at speaking, reading, writing, and understanding a language. But there are also exams and certificates available to those who want to make their level official.

How long does it take to become fluent?

Levels

Get ready to take the official exams authorized by the Italian Republic

CILS, PLIDA, CELI

These exams provide certificates
validate your level of Italian and are
accepted and recognized by thousands of
companies, universities and institutions all around the world.