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 – e.g. where they live, who they know and what they own – and can respond to questions of this nature. Can communicate in a simple manner if the person they are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help.
After passing the examination A1, you will be able to do the following, for example:
understand what you hear in everyday situations, such as simple questions, instructions and messages, as well as messages on an answerphone, public announcements and brief conversations,
obtain relevant information from short written messages, public notices and classified advertisements,
state and understand figures, quantities, times and prices,
fill in personal details and basic information on forms,
write brief personal messages,
introduce yourself in a conversation and answer simple personal questions,
formulate and respond to common everyday queries and requests.