We base our levels on the Common European Framework (CEF). Here is a description of these levels and examples of how they compare with other common standards.
LAL traditional level classifications
You can express yourself spontaneously, fluently and precisely and differentiate fine shades of meaning in a range of complex situations.
You are able to use the structures of the language with ease and fluency with minor lapses in accuracy and appropriateness.
110 – 120
You are able to handle the main structures of language with some confidence, demonstrate knowledge of an adequate range of vocabulary and use appropriate communicative strategies.
87 – 109
You can communicate in a range of everyday situations which require largely predictable use of limited vocabulary and basic grammar.
57 – 86
You can communicate in a limited number of the most familiar everyday situations.
You can communicate in a very simple and limited fashion.
No oral or grammatical accuracy or fluency.