Türkçe Okulu’s teaching methods are based on Common European Framework of Reference for Language. Within this scope, it performs teaching at 6 basic language levels including A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. Our new members start language learning at A1 beginner level.

What does (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) mean according to European Language Portfolio?

There are 6 language levels in European Language Portfolio. These language levels are as follow:

Basic User A1

Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.


Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

Independent User B1

Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.

Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can also understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.


Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.

Proficient User C1

Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.


Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.