CEFR English level A1Inspection and accreditation code of the UK government: Ofqual 603/0506/X
According to Common European Framework Reference (CEFR), English level A1 is the first level of English. At this level, learners can communicate and exchange simple information, ask and answer questions about personal information such as where they live, people they know, and things they have. They can start simple conversations using basic expressions within familiar topics.
CEFR English level A1, the Ofqual verification code 603/0506/X, is recognised in the UK, Europe, and most countries and territories, including Vietnam, where CEFR 6 levels are applied.
Learners can learn, practice and take global exams through London Language College’s PPP (Practice & Preparation Provider).
Training listening skills for CEFR A1 learners
Overall listening skills:
- Can follow a slow and carefully articulated speech, with pauses to receive and process the information.
Listening to the interaction between native speakers or those who are not directly conversing with
- Can understand very short and simple structured conversations about personal topics, school, and basic needs.
Listen to the announcements, instructions, guidelines.
- Can understand and follow directions and instructions announced slowly and carefully.
Training speaking skills for CEFR A1 learners
Overall monologue skills:
- Can make and respond to simple statements relating to familiar topics such as oneself, family, school, or minimal daily communication needs.
Monologue: Describing the experience
- Can describe someone, what they do and where they live.
Monologue: Presenting to the audiences
- Can read a short, rehearsed statement – e.g. to introduce a speaker, propose a toast.
Overall interactive speaking skills:
- Can interact using simple English with slow speech and often asking for repetition or re-describing when communicating with others. Can ask and answer simple questions, start and make a conversation in areas of interest and familiar topics using simple expressions.
Interactive speaking: Conversation
- Can make an introduction, greeting and saying goodbye using simple English
- Can ask people about their situation and react to those answers
Interactive speaking: Goods and service transactions
- Can perform simple receiving and providing goods and service transactions
- Can handle numbers, volumes, costs and time
Interactive speaking: Interviewing and being interviewed
- Can reply in an interview about personal information without using idioms but simple and direct question and answer structures with a slow and clear speech.
Pronunciation and fluency
- Pronounce the learnt words, phrases and expressions clearly
- Can manage to use very short and independent utterances, mainly learnt structures, though still need much pausing to think for expressions.
Accuracy and conformance of sociolinguistics
- Can use a few learnt grammar structures and sentence patterns
- Can use the phrases, simple and polite expressions in daily communication, includes greetings; introductions; saying please, thank you, sorry etc.
Training reading skills for A1 CEFR learners
Overall reading comprehension
- Can understand very short and simple texts on learnt topics such as personal information, family, school and friends, etc.
Reading for information & argument.
- Can understand the content of simple and familiar informational materials or short descriptions, especially with visual support.
Reading for orientation
- Can recognise familiar names, words and fundamental phrases on simple notices and in the most common daily communication situations.
- Can understand short and simple texts on a business card
- Can follow short and simple direction signs (e.g., to go from X to Y)
- Can copy out single words and short texts presented in a standard printed format
Training writing skills for A1 CEFR learners
Overall Production writing skills
- Can write simple independent phrases and sentences about oneself, family, school and workplace.
Production writing: Creative writing
- Can write simple phrases and sentences about oneself and imaginary characters, where they live and what they do.
Overall interactive writing
- Can require or provide personal information in writing
- Can write and respond to a simple postcard, fill in simple documents and forms
Taking notes, texting and filling in forms
- Can write down numbers, dates, name, nationality, address, age, date of birth when coming to a country etc., for example: fill in the hotel registration form.
- Can copy out single words and short texts presented in a standard printed format
General linguistic criteria
- Has a fundamental knowledge of simple expressions about personal information and specific needs.
- Has a fundamental vocabulary source of independent words and phrases related to specific situations.
- Can manage to use some simple learnt grammatical structures and sentence patterns sparingly.
- Can copy familiar words and short phrases such as simple signs or instructions, names of daily supplies, shops, and commonly used phrases. Can spell their address, nationality and other personal information correctly.
Receptive skills after LRN CEFR A1
- I can recognise familiar words and basic phrases about myself, my family and the surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
- I can recognise familiar words and basic phrases about myself, my family and my surroundings. I can understand very short and simple texts on the advertisements and notices.
Interactive skills after LRN CEFR A1
- I can ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics about myself, family and school when the other people speak slowly, clearly and sometimes repeat the sentences to help me understand and express what I want to say better.
- I can write a short, simple postcard, for example, sending holiday greetings. I can fill my personal information in the form; for example, write down my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.
Applicable skills after completing LRN CEFR A1
- I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar topics about myself, family and school.
- I can write simple phrases and sentences.
English level A1 – CEFR includes classroom activities combined with the online review system. Step by step, each lesson will help students increase their English ability to meet the English level A1 – CEFR competency framework fully and confidently achieve the UK English level A1 – CEFR certificate.
CEFR level A1 lessons:
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: Numbers
- Lesson 3: Time and Telling the time
- Lesson 4: Days, Months and Seasons
- Lesson 5: Food and Dishes.
- Lesson 6: Clothes
- Lesson 7: Upper Body Parts
- Lesson 8: Family
- Lesson 9: Country and Nationalities 1
- Lesson 10: Houses, Rooms and Furniture
- Lesson 11: (Grammar) Pronouns for People and Things
- Lesson 12: Greetings
- Lesson 13: Distinguish between Good, Well and Fine
- Lesson 14: Prepositions of time
- Lesson 15: Prepositions of place
- Lesson 16: (Grammar) Simple Present Tense
- Lesson 17: Countries and Nationalities 2
- Lesson 18: Use and Distinguish between It and It’s
- Lesson 19: Giving personal information
- Lesson 20: Questions
- Lesson 21: There is/ There are
- Lesson 22: (Practice reading) A Day in the Zoo
- Lesson 23: (Grammar) Possessive adjectives
- Lesson 24: (Grammar) Present Continuous Tense
- Lesson 25: (Grammar) Possessive Case
- Lesson 26: Family
- Lesson 27: Brother and Sister
- Lesson 28: (Grammar) TO BE Verb
- Lesson 29: Habits, Hobbies and the Past
- Lesson 30: The Difference between INTO and IN TO
- Lesson 31: (Grammar) Gerund Verb (V-ing)
- Lesson 32: I’D LIKE
- Lesson 33: (Grammar) Simple Past Tense
- Lesson 34: Use and Distinguish between FAVORITES and PREFERENCES
- Lesson 35: (Grammar) Adverbs of Frequency
- Lesson 36: Pastimes
- Lesson 37: (Practice Reading) The Big Game
- Lesson 38: (Grammar) Adjectives
- Lesson 39: Distinguish Each from Every
- Lesson 30: (Grammar) Simple Past with TO BE
- Lesson 31: Food
- Lesson 32: (Grammar) Comparatives and Superlatives
- Lesson 33: Distinguishing between SHOPS and SHOPPING
- Lesson 34: (Grammar) Imperatives
- Lesson 35: (Grammar) Intensifiers
- Lesson 36: To and Too
- Lesson 37: Day off
- Lesson 38: (Grammar) The Differences of CAN / CAN’T / COULD / COULDN’T
- Lesson 39: (Grammar) Distinguishing between HOW MUCH and HOW MANY
- Lesson 40: Distinguishing between Work and Jobs
- Lesson 41: (Grammar) Using GOING TO
- Lesson 42: (Reading) Christmas present
- Lesson 43: (Poetry) Guess Who I Am
Preparation for the English Level A1 – CEFR Exam
The preparation pack will help students familiarise themselves with the London Language College’s global exam; be equipped with methods and ready mentality for the best completion of the exam process.
In this section, learners are provided with:
- Sample tests
- Introduction of the exam process
- The process of marking and announcing the results
- Certification process if passed
- Re-examination process if not passed
- The mock test before the official exam.
Speaking exam – 12 mins
Writing exam – 40 mins
Listening exam – 25 mins
Reading comprehension exam – 40 mins
Marking and result evaluation
Process of announcing the CEFR English exam results:
- Exam report – Statement of Result (SoR) & e-certificate within 30 working days. SoR will email each candidate or send the report via the PPP system of London Language College.
- Hard-copy certificates will be delivered within 45 working days upon the date of result availability. Candidates can also contact authorised PPPs of London language college to receive.
For further information, please get in touch with PPPs of London Language College.