Le Cadre européen commun

de référence pour les langues

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – Learn, Teach, Assess (CEFR or CEFRL / CECR or CECRL in French) was published by the Council of Europe in 2001 and describes 6 levels of a foreign language proficiency through “can-do” descriptors in various areas of competencies. These 6 levels are: A1 and A2 (basic user), B1and B2 (independent user), C1 and C2 (proficient user).

Estimation of the necessary cumulative hours of study to reach the 6 levels:

A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
60–100 hours 160–200 hours 360–400 hours 560–650 hours 810–950 hours 1060–1200 hours