Language Levels

What is your language level?
You can deal with very limited day to day activities. You understand short phrases if you are already familiar with them or if they are repeated to you. You know how to express basic needs. You can introduce yourself and ask somebody their name, where they live, family etc. and reply to this type of question if the speaker speaks slowly and clearly.
Lower Intermediate
You can deal with predictable day to day activities. You understand practical information in daily life and can communicate in a basic way to manage the simple interactions of daily life. You can ask for goods in shops where goods are on display, order a meal in a restaurant if dishes are displayed on the menu. You can describe in simple terms a person, place or object.
You can deal with varied familiar everyday activities. You can make effective and independent use of the language in familiar situations. There are still many mistakes and gaps, but you can communicate and understand general messages in most contexts. Lines of communication are in place and working efficiently. You can express yourself understandably on topics covering everyday life. You can talk about an event or an experience and give reasons or explanations for a plan or an idea.
Upper Intermediate
You can deal with simple key work tasks. You manage easily enough in quite complex and demanding situations. There are lapses in accuracy in complex situations but communication is easily restored. You understand detailed information in texts or in speech covering a familiar topic and can express yourself clearly on topics relating to your area of interest. In social conversation you can talk about a range of topics and express opinions to a limited extent. You can give a short simple presentation on a familiar topic and can talk about advantages and disadvantages.
You can deal with complex work tasks. You now have an excellent command of the language, consistently fluent, accurate and well organised. You cope well with demanding and complex situations. You understand complex texts. You can speak on various topics without too much hesitation or searching for words. You can take part in lengthy conversations in social contexts and can discuss abstract or cultural topics with a good range of expression.
You can use the language fluently, accurately and appropriately. You understand everything you read or listen to in various areas. You grasp language nuances and interpret complex documents discerningly. You can express yourself spontaneously, correctly and fluently. You can give arguments on complex topics. You have now attained an exceptional level of fluency equivalent to the language ability of a native speaker.