According to the common European framework of reference (CEFR) for languages, proficient English users are categorized as having C1 and C2 level skills; individuals who can use the English language independently have B1 and B2 level skills, while individuals with basic English skills are beginners at the A1 and A2 levels. The term A2 level English is used to describe individuals who have elementary knowledge of English. These individuals may not have studied English formally, yet may have been communicating in English for some time.
A2 Level English Skills
A2 English users have a basic knowledge of English, which is adequate for regular communication daily. They have a limited vocabulary, which is sufficient to understand what others are saying and also to reply to them. They can speak in sentences to provide information about their families and themselves, places of interest and shopping for visitors and basic work-related data if asked. They can also complete simple activities daily where they have to provide information on familiar subjects, usually answering questions. If being asked, learners at this level can describe in simple English language their requirements at present, business conditions, environment, their experience, education and skills, and events in their life.
Level-A2 English for an individual may describe each of the four main English skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing. The skill level also depends on how much effort the individual makes to improve his or herskills. For example, many people in tourist places interact with English-speaking people from different places and countries. So they may have A2 level or pre-intermediate English listening and speaking skills. However they may have only A1-level English writing skills, since they have not practiced writing and do not write in English regularly. Most A2-level English speakers have not studied English formally in school, at college or elsewhere.
A2 Flyers is the third and last of the three English levels (Pre-A1 Starters, A1 Movers, A2 Flyers) for young students and other learners and is suitable for older children who know some English. Learning English at the A2 Flyers level and taking the tests will help children who already have some knowledge of English to improve their verbal and written English communication skills so that they can communicate with other people confidently in English. There are three written English tests on paper of one hour 15 minutes’ each; these test the proficiency of the student in writing, reading, speaking and listening in English.
Children who have completed A2 Flyers English test should be able to read and understand written English, understand how to use widely used expressions and phrases, and communicate in English in situations with which they are familiar. They can also understand and interact with other people who are speaking in English, clearly and slowly. All students who complete the A2 Flyers test, which covers American, British and other types of English, will get a certificate.