The Campus Langues programmes were designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The Campus Langues programmes were designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

This framework alows to assess a level in a foreign language in every European country. 

Campus Langues offers 9 levels of French courses, following the Common European Framework defined by the CECR. We divided each level into 2 sub-levels that allows you to study in a homogenous group, tailored to your needs.

To move from a level to another depends on you, on your personal work and to what extent you use French on a daily basis. The length of the ability levels is variable. 

The 5 levels are defined by the CECR as following: 

 Level A1: Basic user (introductory or discovery level)

  • Understand and use familiar and everyday expressions and very simple statements that aim to meet concrete needs
  • Knowing how to introduce yourself or someone
  • To be able to ask questions about a person and answer the same type of questions
  • Communicate in a simple way if the person speaks slowly and clearly and is cooperative

 Level A2: Basic user (intermediate or usual level)

  • Understand isolated phrases and phrases frequently used in relation to areas of the everyday environment (e.g. simple personal and family information, purchases, work, etc.) 
  • To be able to communicate during simple and usual tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and usual subjects
  • Know how to describe with simple means his training, his immediate environment and to raise topics that correspond to immediate needs

Level B1: Independent user (threshold level)

  • Understand the essential points of a discussion when clear and standard language is used and if it is familiar things at work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Be autonomous in most situations encountered while traveling in a region where the target language is spoken
  • To be able to produce a simple and coherent discourse on familiar subjects and in its fields of interest
  • Know how to tell an event, an experience or a dream, describe a hope or a goal and briefly explain or explain a project or idea

Level B2: Independent user (advanced or independent level)

  • Understand the essential content of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text, including a technical discussion in its specialty
  • Communicate spontaneously and easily with a native speaker
  • To express clearly and in detail on a wide range of topics, to express an opinion on a topical subject and to explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities

Level C1: Experienced user (standalone)

  • Understand long and demanding texts and grasp implicit meanings
  • To express himself spontaneously and fluently without having to search his words too much
  • Use language effectively and flexibly in social, professional or academic life
  • To express oneself on complex subjects in a clear and well-structured way and to demonstrate its control of the linguistic tools of organization, articulation and cohesion of the discourse