APEM follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR), this document provides a practical tool for setting clear standards to be attained at successive stages of learning and for evaluating outcomes in an internationally comparable manner.
The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions which can be divided into six levels:
A Basic Speaker
- A1 Beginner
- A2 Elementary
B Independent Speaker
- B1 Intermediate
- B2 Upper intermediate
C Proficient Speaker
- C1 Advanced
- C2 Mastery or proficiency
The CEFR describes what a student will achieve in the areas of reading, listening, speaking, and writing at each level.
Students may take a test, the DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) to advance to the next level. Visit www.coe.int for more information.
Our Educational Coordinator and teachers work together to adapt French learning methods to each student’s group level.
We encourage a lively and playful environment as we believe that playing and socializing is the best way to learn without even noticing it.