A2 Elementary

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a list of various language proficiency levels created by the Council of Europe, classifies elementary English as level A2. This level could be referred to as “basic” in common conversation, as in “I speak basic English.” It is the foundation. The term “elementary” is used as the official level description in the CEFR. At this level, students are proficient in the fundamentals of English and are able to express straightforward requirements.

What is your English level?

Find out your A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 level of English with our quick, free online test.

What are your options if you have an A2 level in English?

While traveling to English-speaking nations and mingling with English speakers are both possible with an A2 level of English, deeper friendships cannot be formed at this level. Working in English at the A2 level is confined to highly common themes, although it does allow networking with English-speaking coworkers. For academic study or to watch the majority of English-language media, an A2 English level is insufficient (TV, movies, radio, magazines, etc.).

The official CEFR rules state that someone has an English language proficiency of A2:

can comprehend phrases and expressions relating to topics of urgent importance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

capable of communicating in simple and ordinary tasks requiring a straightforward exchange of information on everyday, common topics.

possesses the ability to clearly and simply communicate components of his or her background, immediate environment, and needs in those areas.

Details of A2 level English proficiency

For educational purposes, the official can-do statements are divided into more manageable chunks. You can evaluate your own English proficiency using this more thorough skill breakdown, or a teacher can use it to evaluate a student’s proficiency.

A student at level A2 in English, for instance, will be able to do everything an A1 student can do as well as the following in addition:

  • rate the performance of coworkers at work.
  • Share past experiences, including fun tales about your weekend activities.
  • Describe your past, including specifics about significant events.
  • Visit a friend or coworker at their home or host a guest in your home.
  • Talk about your vacation plans and then share your trip with friends and coworkers.
  • Talk about your country’s natural places, wildlife, and journeys to visit them.
  • Choose a movie to watch with friends and discuss movies you enjoy.
  • Talk about your favorite types of clothing and apparel in general.
  • Participate in routine office communications, such as attending meetings on themes you are familiar with.
  • cite a mishap or injury, seek medical attention from a professional, and fill a prescription for medication.
  • essential commercial interactions, including greeting visitors and going to networking events.
  • Make simple company proposals that you comprehend and are knowledgeable about.
  • discuss and clarify the rules of games.

What is your English level?

Find out your A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 level of English with our quick, free online test.