Can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences, which relate to the satisfying of concrete needs. Can introduce him/herself and others as well as ask others about themselves
Can understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances. Can make him/herself understood in simple, routine situations.
Can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school, leisure time, etc.
Can understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics; also understands specialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization.
Can understand a wide range of challenging, longer texts and also grasp implicit meanings. Can express him/herself spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words frequently and noticeably.
Can effortlessly understand practically everything which he/she reads or hears. Can summarize information from various written and spoken sources, logically recounting the reasons and explanations.