Levels

Studieskolen’s English levels are divided into basic level A1-A2, pre-intermediate level B1, intermediate level B1+, upper-intermediate level B2 and B2+, advanced level C1 and proficient level C2. 
The levels are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). All Everyday English courses follow a natural progression from one level to another.
On all other courses, the progression to the next level will be individual and sometimes it will be necessary to take more than one course on the same level before the progression to the next level is complete.
At all levels, only English is spoken in class.

Beginner level A1
Covers Basic level A1 in The European Framework of Reference.
For beginners who know no English. You learn to understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases. You learn to introduce yourself and ask and answer simple questions. You learn to interact in a simple way.

Elementary basic level A2
Covers Basic level A2 in The European Framework of Reference.
For participants who have basic knowledge of English. You learn to understand sentences and frequently used expressions. You learn to communicate in simple and routine tasks. You learn to describe in simple terms your background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

Pre-intermediate level B1
Covers approximately the first half of Intermediate level B1 in The European Framework of Reference.
For participants who already master level A2.
You learn to understand straightforward factual information about everyday and work-related topics. You learn to deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an English speaking area. You learn to produce simple, connected text on a range of familiar subjects.

Intermediate level B1+ 
Covers approximately the second half of Intermediate level B1 and the first half of Intermediate level B2 in The European Framework of Reference.
For participants who already master level B1.
You learn to understand standard speech on familiar and unfamiliar topics. You learn to describe experiences, events and ambitions and to briefly explain opinions and plans. You learn to produce somewhat detailed, connected text on a fairly large range of subjects.

Upper-intermediate level B2-B2+
Covers approximately the second half of Intermediate level B2 in The European Framework of Reference.
For participants who already master level B1/B2.
You learn to understand the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics. You learn to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. You learn to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects.

Advanced level C1
Covers Advanced level C1 in The European Framework of Reference.
For participants who already master level B2. After Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE).
You learn to understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and to express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. You also learn to use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes and to produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.

Proficient level C2
Covers Advanced level C2 in The European Framework of Reference.
For participants who already master level C1. After Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).
You learn to understand with ease virtually everything heard or read and to summarise information from different spoken and written sources. You also learn to reconstruct arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation, to express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, and to differentiate finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.