QUADRO COMUNE EUROPEO DI RIFERIMENTO
The levels of the AZB Cooperform courses refer to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe to create a standard common description for each level of language proficiency.
The CEFR identifies six levels of linguistic competence (from A1 to C2) and defines and describes the skills achieved for each level. Thanks to its decades of experience, AZB Cooperform has developed guidelines for those approaching the study of languages. These guidelines advise our members on the number of language study hours deemed necessary to acquire sufficient competence to pass from one level of the CEFR to the next. Our guidelines are not only the fruit of AZB Cooperform experience but also comply with the guidelines developed by the major certification bodies of language skills (such as Cambridge Assessment).
AZB Cooperform’s guidelines are an estimate plus a guide for everyone who uses our services. There may be people capable of making their own path from one CEFR level to another in shorter times, just as there might be others that take longer to learn. This is because learning is a personal process and it is not limited only to the hours of frontal lessons, but also consists of exercise and use of the language in everyday life.
For levels A1-A2 we recommend at least one hundred hours of language study for each level, while for higher levels we recommend over one hundred hours of study to pass to the next for each level.
Are you unsure of your language level? You can take our free language test or run a short self-assessment.