Before registering for an English language course, it would help to have some sort of idea of the English level. Students can get a more comprehensive assessment of their English abilities in as little as 15 minutes.
Each new student is offered a Placement Test, together with an explanatory conversation with the Direct English center, that helps to determine the student’s language level, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference.
The Grading of the English Levels
What is the Council of Europe?
The Council of Europe is an organisation of representatives of more than 40 European states. The aim of the organisation are to protect human rights, promote European Unity and deal with a variety of social and economic issues that face European states. In 1971 the Council of Europe, including Louis Alexander, The Direct English author and a member of the Council of Europe, launched its Modern Language Project in order to determine the essentials need for adequate social interaction in a foreign language.
How do the Council of Europe levels relate to Direct English?
Many courses in English owe a direct or indirect dept to the Council of Europe syllabuses, Waystage, Threshold, Effective Proficiency, etc. That is why Direct English takes full account of these specifications and the levels adopted in our courses can be related to the Council of Europe’s.