A1 English level, image

Level A1 corresponds to basic users of the language, who can communicate in everyday situations with commonly used expressions and elementary vocabulary.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has six levels, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for users who are proficient in the language. Levels are divided into three blocks: A or basic user, B or independent user, and C or proficient user.

What can an A1-level learner of English do?

Learners who achieve A1 level:

  • can understand and use very common everyday expressions and simple phrases for immediate needs
  • can introduce themselves and other people and can ask and answer questions about personal details, such as where they live, things they have and people they know
  • can communicate in a simple way if the other person talks slowly and clearly.

See also