Levels of the ECL language exam Level B1 (Elementary)


The candidate can understand the most important pieces of information in clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. The candidate can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. The candidate can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. The candidate can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Requirements According to Skills

Reading Comprehension

The candidate can understand the main conclusions and most important pieces of information in various texts relevant to interest and personal needs. The candidate can also understand relevant information in shorter texts on everyday issues including their most important details.

Written Communication

The candidate can write compositions conveying simple, factual information getting across the most important points. The candidate can write about events, experiences and feelings in a relatively detailed way.

Listening Comprehension

The candidate can understand the main points of clear standard speech identifying its specific details. He can generally follow the main points of extended discussion of native speakers, and understand the information content of recorded or broadcast audio material on topics of personal interest delivered in clear standard speech.

Oral Communicatin

The candidate can communicate in various everyday situations without any preparation, describe a simple series of events in a relatively coherent way, and express personal opinions and feelings with regards to topics of general interest.