Basic User

A1 – Beginner | Cosmopolite 1 | 162 hrs

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows, and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 – Elementary | Cosmopolite 2 | 162 hrs

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to most immediate relevance (e.g., fundamental personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in immediate need areas.

Independent User

B1 – Intermediate | Cosmopolite 3 | 216 hrs

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on familiar topics or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Upper-intermediate | Cosmopolite 4 | 324 hrs

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • 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.

Proficient User

C1 – Advanced | Cosmopolite 5 | 216 hrs

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.
    Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices.


C2 – Master or Proficient

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

At the end of each level, students can appear for the corresponding DELF or DALF exams, which are exclusive features of the Alliance française network. DELF and DALF are proficiency diplomas in French based on the CEFRL. They are issued by the Ministry of Education in France and are recognized all over the world.

DELF/DALF sessions are organized 4 times a year, at the end of each term (March, June, September, and December). Students are free to register for any exam if they think they are ready to sit for it.

Independently of these exams, to move up to the next level, an internal exam needs to be passed at the end of the term in addition to periodic class performance assessment. An attestation will be issued on request based on attendance and performance.