Assess your level

There is a variety of ways to check which stage matches your current learning needs. In the first instance, you can use the table below to compare your past learning experience with our stage entry requirements.

Stage CEFR pre-course requirement Equivalence in classroom learning only
1 None  No prior experience of learning the language
2 A1  A 30-40 hour course - a very rusty GCSE
3 A2 2 years totalling at least 80 hours of courses - a good but rusty GCSE
4 B1 3 years totalling at least 120 hours - a recent GCSE with a high grade
5 B1+ 4 years totalling at least 160 hours - a rusty A-Level
6 B2 5 years totalling over 200 hours - a recent A-Level
7 B2+ Over 6 years and continued regular practice


Alternatively, you can visit the European Day of Languages website and take their online quiz that was developed by the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe. The video in the tile below contains further information on how to assess your level. 

If you are thinking of enrolling on a Fast Track course we highly recommend that you click on the Assess my Level link to enrol in our Canvas Virtual Language Centre where you can either do an online test (for German, French, Italian and Japanese), or you can arrange a level evaluation placement interview with one of our tutors in week 0 (week commencing 7 October 2019), or week 1 (week commencing 14 October 2019). 

If you do not have an Oxford SSO then unfortunately you will not be able to follow the link, however please call us on 01865 283360 and we will be happy to arrange an appointment with a tutor on your behalf. 


Contact us 

The Language Centre
12 Woodstock Road
Tel: 01865 283360