Summer Camps

Looking to enrol your children in the Altitude Verbier Language Summer Camp or to book private language lessons?

In order to make the best choice regarding your children’s English ability level, we invite you to follow the CEFR’s levels guide.

By following this guide, you will ensure that your children join a class best suited to their ability and are able to improve their skills in English.

*Council of Europe, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Language Summer Camp Level Guide

The following is an excerpt from their guide:

Language Ability Levels

Beginner – A0 – Has no knowledge of words or the language at all and has never taken any lessons.

Elementary – A1 – Has a very basic repertoire of words and simple phrases related to personal details and particular concrete situations.

Pre-Intermediate – A1/A2 – Has a small repertoire of words and uses basic sentence patterns with memorised phrases, groups of a few words and formulae to communicate limited information in simple everyday situations.

Intermediate – A2/B1 – Uses basic sentence patterns with memorised phrases, groups of a few words and formulae to communicate limited information in simple everyday situations. Has enough language to get by, with sufficient vocabulary to express him/herself with some hesitation and circum-locutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events.

Upper Intermediate – B1/B2 – Has enough language to get by, with sufficient vocabulary to express him/herself with some hesitation and circum-locutions on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events. Has a sufficient range of language to be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints on most general topics, without much con¬spicuous searching for words, using some complex sentence forms to do so.

Advanced – B2/C1 – Has a sufficient range of language to be able to give clear descriptions, express viewpoints on most general topics, without much con¬spicuous searching for words, using some complex sentence forms to do so. Has a good command of a broad range of language allowing him/her to select a formulation to express him/ herself clearly in an appropriate style on a wide range of general, academic, professional or leisure topics without having to restrict what he/she wants to say.

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