Our courses are underpinned by two key standards:
The diagram below shows the link between these two standards.
Our students start at the bottom of this scale, A1, moving through to levels B1 or B2 by the time the finish secondary school. Moving a level, say from A2 to B1, would require about 120 hours of classroom instruction and between 100 and 150 hours of self-study.
In order to study in universities in English-speaking countries, students would be expected to be at C1 level, which is about 6.5 to 7 on the IELTS scale. The table below shows how the various test scores relate.