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Europass Language Passport

Part of the European Language Portfolio developed by the Council of Europe

SURNAME(S) FIRST
NAME(S)

(*)
Date of birth

Mother tongue(s)

Other language(s)

(**)
Self-assessment of language skills
Understanding Speaking Writing
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

(*)
Diploma(s) or certificate(s)
European
Title of diploma(s) or certificate(s) Awarding body Date level (***)

(*)
Linguistic experience(s)
Description From To

(**)
Self-assessment of language skills
Understanding Speaking Writing
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

(*)
Diploma(s) or certificate(s)
European
Title of diploma(s) or certificate(s) Awarding body Date level (***)

(*)
Linguistic experience(s)
Description From To

(*) Headings marked with an asterisk are optional. (**) See Self-assessment grid on reverse. (***) Common
European Framework of Reference (CEF) level if specified on the original certificate or diploma.
Explanatory note
The Europass Language Passport is part of the European Language Portfolio developed by the Council of
Europe. It uses the 6 European levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) to
record the level of language proficiency achieved in a standardised format
More info on the Europass Language Passport: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu - More info on the European
Language Portfolio: www.coe.int/portfolio
The template of the Europass language passport can be downloaded free of charge from the above websites.
© Council of Europe and European Communities, 2004 20060628
Europass Language Passport
Part of the European Language Portfolio developed by the Council of Europe

Explanatory note
The Europass Language Passport is part of the European Language Portfolio developed by the Council of
Europe. It uses the 6 European levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) to
record the level of language proficiency achieved in a standardised format
More info on the Europass Language Passport: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu - More info on the European
Language Portfolio: www.coe.int/portfolio
The template of the Europass language passport can be downloaded free of charge from the above websites.
© Council of Europe and European Communities, 2004 20060628
EUROPEAN LEVELS - SELF ASSESSMENT GRID
A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
Listening I can understand familiar I can understand phrases I can understand the main I can understand extended I can understand extended I have no difficulty in
words and very basic and the highest frequency points of clear standard speech and lectures and speech even when it is not understanding any kind of
U phrases concerning myself, vocabulary related to areas speech on familiar matters follow even complex lines of clearly structured and when spoken language, whether
N my family and immediate of most immediate personal regularly encountered in argument provided the topic relationships are only live or broadcast, even when
D concrete surroundings when relevance (e.g. very basic work, school, leisure, etc. I is reasonably familiar. I can implied and not signalled delivered at fast native
people speak slowly and personal and family can understand the main understand most TV news explicitly. I can understand speed, provided. I have
E clearly. information, shopping, local point of many radio or TV and current affairs television programmes and some time to get familiar
R area, employment). I can programmes on current programmes. I can films without too much with the accent.
S catch the main point in affairs or topics of personal understand the majority of effort.
T short, clear, simple or professional interest when films in standard dialect.
messages and the delivery is relatively slow
A Reading I can understand familiar I can read very short, simple I can understand texts that I can read articles and I can understand long and I can read with ease virtually
N names, words and very texts. I can find specific, consist mainly of high reports concerned with complex factual and literary all forms of the written
simple sentences, for predictable information in frequency everyday or job- contemporary problems in texts, appreciating language, including abstract,
D example on notices and simple everyday material related language. I can which the writers adopt distinctions of style. I can structurally or linguistically
I posters or in catalogues. such as advertisements, understand the description particular attitudes or understand specialised complex texts such as
N prospectuses, menus and of events, feelings and viewpoints. I can understand articles and longer technical manuals, specialised articles
G timetables and I can wishes in personal letters. contemporary literary prose. instructions, even when they and literary works.
understand short simple do not relate to my field.
personal letters.
Spoken I can interact in a simple I can communicate in simple I can deal with most I can interact with a degree I can express myself fluently I can take part effortlessly in
Interactio way provided the other and routine tasks requiring a situations likely to arise of fluency and spontaneity and spontaneously without any conversation or
n person is prepared to repeat simple and direct exchange whilst travelling in an area that makes regular much obvious searching for discussion and have a good
or rephrase things at a of information on familiar where the language is interaction with native expressions. I can use familiarity with idiomatic
slower rate of speech and topics and activities. I can
spoken. I can enter speakers quite possible. I language flexibly and expressions and
help me formulate what I'm handle very short social unprepared into can take an active part in effectively for social and colloquialisms. I can express
S trying to say. I can ask and exchanges, even though I conversation on topics that discussion in familiar professional purposes. I can myself fluently and convey
P answer simple questions in can't usually understand are familiar, of personal contexts, accounting for and formulate ideas and opinions finer shades of meaning
areas of immediate need or enough to keep the interest or pertinent to sustaining my views. with precision and relate my precisely. If I do have a
E on very familiar topics. conversation going myself. everyday life (e.g. family, contribution skilfully to those problem I can backtrack and
A hobbies, work, travel and of other speakers. restructure around the
K Spoken I can use simple phrases and I can use a series of phrases I can connect phrases in a I can present clear, detailed I can present clear, detailed I can present a clear,
Productio sentences to describe where and sentences to describe in simple way in order to descriptions on a wide range descriptions of complex smoothly-flowing description
I I live and people I know. simple terms my family and describe experiences and of subjects related to my subjects integrating sub- or argument in a style
n
N other people, living events, my dreams, hopes field of interest. I can explain themes, developing appropriate to the context
G conditions, my educational and ambitions. I can briefly a viewpoint on a topical particular points and and with an effective logical
background and my present give reasons and issue giving the advantages rounding off with an structure which helps the
or most recent job. explanations for opinions and disadvantages of appropriate conclusion. recipient to notice and
and plans. I can narrate a various options. remember significant points.
story or relate the plot of a
book or film and describe my
reactions.

Writin I can write a short, simple I can write short, simple I can write simple connected I can write clear, detailed I can express myself in clear, I can write clear, smoothly-
g postcard, for example notes and messages. I can text on topics which are text on a wide range of well-structured text, flowing text in an
W sending holiday greetings. I write a very simple personal familiar or of personal subjects related to my expressing points of view at appropriate style. I can write
R can fill in forms with letter, for example thanking interest. I can write personal interests. I can write an some length. I can write complex letters, reports or
I personal details, for example someone for something. letters describing essay or report, passing on about complex subjects in a articles which present a case
entering my name, experiences and information or giving letter, an essay or a report, with an effective logical
T nationality and address on a impressions. reasons in support of or underlining what I consider structure which helps the
I hotel registration form. against a particular point of to be the salient issues. I can recipient to notice and
N view. I can write letters select a style appropriate to remember significant points.
G highlighting the personal the reader in mind. I can write summaries and
significance of events and reviews of professional or
experiences. literary works.

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EUROPEAN LEVELS - SELF ASSESSMENT GRID

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