If a person is at A0, this is a beginner with the ability to say and understand just a few words or phrases, or he/she may have no knowledge of English at all.

Skills at level A1 

If a person is at A1, this is elementary level. He/she can do the following:

  • Understand and use very frequently-used everyday expressions as well as simple phrases to meet immediate needs.
  • Introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, things he/she has and people he/she knows.
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to cooperate.