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Do you know your level?

QWhat is your level? What do you need to learn? What can you do at each level?

Are you A2? B1? B2?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an internationally recognized standard for assessing and describing language proficiency. It includes six levels, from A1 for beginners to C2 for near-native users. Each level describes in detail what you should be able to do in terms of reading, writing, listening and speaking. With James Batchelor's training courses, you can aim for clear, measurable progression on this ladder, opening the door to personal and professional opportunities around the world.


You can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions as well as very simple sentences to satisfy concrete needs.


You can understand sentences and expressions related to areas of immediate priority (e.g. simple personal and family information, shopping, local environment, employment).


You can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and if it involves things familiar from work, school, play, etc.


You can understand the main ideas of complex texts on concrete or abstract topics, including technical discussions in your specialty.


You can understand a wide range of demanding and lengthy texts, and recognize implicit meanings.


You can effortlessly understand virtually everything you read or hear and express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.

How does James assess your level?

After an initial interview with James, a level assessment is carried out which allows him to establish your starting level. A suitable program is then created, and the program will constantly adapt to your progress and gaps. Each CEFR level is divided into sub-levels, and each sub-level includes 10 hours of lessons with James and 3-5 hours of additional activities in the language. 

This individualized approach is at the heart of its educational philosophy and allows it to effectively support each person towards success. 

CEFR language levels

How to move from one level to another?

James advises you to take a minimum of two 50-minute classes per week. Each course is an opportunity to take stock of your motivation, your progress, and the place you give to the language in your daily life. The goal is to quickly acquire language skills and learn new habits!

Once the courses are completed, a final assessment is carried out. This interview allows you to take stock of your progress, the obstacles encountered during the training and the solutions that were found to overcome them. This reflection not only makes it possible to measure progress, but also to identify areas for improvement for continuous learning. 

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  • How can I complete several modules in one training?
    There are 5 levels of language proficiency. Each level includes modules, and you can complete 1, 2 or 3 modules in a single training. When you start your courses, you will be assigned a starting level and module. For example, B1.8 (level B1, module 8). With James, you establish the level and module you want to achieve at the end of the training. Each module includes 12 lessons of 50 minutes + additional activities. Here are some examples of possible training:
  • When can I start?
    If you take care of the courses or training yourself, you can start right away! In the case of CPF financing, you can start two weeks after registering on the government website. Please make an appointment with James to arrange the start of your lessons!
  • What are the prerequisites for this training?
    This training is open to all adults and all levels. A level assessment will be provided at the start of the training.
  • How do I register for training?
    To register, make an appointment directly with James to discuss your needs and goals.
  • How can I benefit from CPF financing?
    Please make an appointment with James so he can explain your rights and the registration process. You can also consult this site for more information on the CPF.
  • What slots are available for courses?
    Classes can take place: - Tuesday morning and afternoon, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Wednesday morning - Thursday morning and afternoon, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Saturday morning (depending on the week) At the start of your lessons, James will ask you to choose a regular time slot which you can modify if necessary.
  • What are the technical prerequisites?
    For face-to-face training there are no technical prerequisites. Remote training can be followed on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Classes take place on Zoom.
  • What is the method used by James Batchelor?
    Training and courses are either remote or face-to-face (as an additional option) with James Batchelor. During your registration period, you will have access to a dashboard on Airtable and activities on Off2Class and ELLII. A level assessment is carried out at the beginning and at the end of the training, and you will receive a certificate attesting to your final level. In the case of CPF financing, you will be registered to take the TOEIC. Date of last training update: January 2023
  • What are the evaluation methods for this training?
    At the end of training, each trainee receives their diploma with all the level statistics. This diploma is the result of continuous evaluation of the learner throughout the training. It provides information not only on the levels observed at the end of training, but also on the learning efforts and revisions made upstream, attendance rates, training time, lessons covered, etc. In the case of CPF funding, each trainee will also be registered to take an online TOEIC.
  • What is the success rate?
    In 2022, James Batchelor led 22 training courses supported as part of the CPF. 95% of trainees completed the training in full.
  • How does James adapt the lessons to my needs?
    Adaptability to each trainee is implemented with the aim that the training meets the trainee's objectives. A level and needs assessment is carried out at the start of the training. During the training, role-playing and fun exercises are carried out. Thanks to this training, you will be able to acquire oral and written fluency which will allow you to travel and work without constraints.
  • What should I do if I have a question about the accessibility of the training?
    For any disability situation, please contact the disability representative, James Batchelor.
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