CIP ENGLISH ON LEVEL SYSTEM

CIP English On has categorized 10 Levels of English. The initial English level is determined after the student has taken the school’s level test which covers Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading and Vocabulary Tests. After 20 sessions, the students will be given a Progress test. The teacher will also give their evaluation for each student. The Progress test result and the Teacher Evaluation will determine whether the level has improved or not. A report card will be distributed to students which reflects their assessment on each skill: Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Writing, Reading and Vocabulary, and the Overall Level.

 CIP ENGLISH ON ASSESSMENT

  • Level Test (Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Vocabulary)
  • Progress Test (Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Reading and Vocabulary)
  • Daily and Weekly Quizzes (Teacher made test on the subject they are handling)

CIP ENGLISH ON LEVELS AND DESCRIPTION

CIP has 6 main levels. Some levels have sub-categories to accurately place the students in their respective levels.

CIP ENGLISH ON LEVEL

DESCRIPTION

701

Proficient

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  •  Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

601

Advanced

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

501

Upper-Intermediate

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

401

Intermediate

  • Can understand main ideas of conversations
  • Can communicate their opinions to others.
  • Can comfortably deal with native speakers about familiar topics
  • Can narrate personal experiences

301

Pre-Intermediate

  • Can start and maintain conversations on topic that are familiar and within interest
  • Can understand simple sentences, questions and Basic English information.
  • Can understand main points of discussion on familiar topics in everyday situations when people speak clearly
  • Can write short comprehensible connected ideas on familiar topics.

201A

High Elementary

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need

201B

Elementary

  • Can ask and answer questions about home and country; work and free time; likes and dislikes
  • Can understand main information in announcement if people talk very clearly; e.g. Weather
  • Can understand short, simple texts containing familiar vocabulary

201C

Low Elementary

  • Can ask and answer simple questions about the past events; for example, the time and place of a party, who was at the party and what happened there.
  • Can understand what people say in simple everyday conversation when spoken clearly
  • Can understand short, simple messages from friends such us short letters, emails or postcards

101

Beginner

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

100

Pre-Beginner

  • Can use basic greeting
  • Can complete a questionnaire with personal details when guided
  • Can very simply describe self and family

Our level system has an approximate equivalent to the international standardized test such as IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL and CEFR standard (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) for evaluation.

CIP ENGLISH ON

CEFR

IELTS

TOEIC

TOEFL

701

C2

8.5 – 9.0

 

118-120

601

C1

7.0 – 8.0

945-990

110-117

501

B2 , B2+

5.5 – 6.5

785-935

87-109

401

B1, B1+

4.0 – 5.0

550-775

57-86

301

A2, A2+

2.5 -3.5

225-540

32-56

201A

 

A1, A1+

 

1.0 – 2.0

 

120-215

 

19-31

201B

201C

101

PA

100