What do the exercise levels correspond to?

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The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) 

The levels shown refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), drawn up by the Council of Europe.


A1 beginner

This is the first level. You are at A1 level if you can understand isolated words in a video and are familiar with the sounds of French.


A2 elementary

At A2 level,you are able to understand isolated sentences, common expressions and factual information in a video. You can identify in a video the identity of the speakers and the subject covered.


B1 intermediate

To be at level B1, you should be able to understand in a video subject covered and some details, what the speakers are saying, the general structure of the video.


B2 advanced

At level B2, in a video you understand the subject as a whole and in detail, the nuances in the points of view expressed by the speakers.

You are also able to understand a reformulation of what has been heard, to follow a video on a complex subject with ease.


There are also levels C1 and C2, but there are no exercises for these levels in the "Learn French with TV5MONDE" offer. If you're interested in these levels, check out our article on the subject.


If you don't know your level, try our language test.

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