Language levels


Language courses in Finland are divided into levels from A to C, with A being beginners’ level. This is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR. Here is a short explanation of the different levels:

A1 – at this level you have extremely limited knowledge of the language and you are close to a beginner.
A2 – you still have relatively little knowledge.
B1 – you start to get a grip on the language and you can express yourself quite well in certain contexts.
B2 – you have a good knowledge of the language.

C1 and C2 are advanced levels. If you are at these levels you have maybe studied the language at university or at a similar level. You speak and write the language fluently.

You can take this online test if you are unsure about what level you are at. Many education providers tests their new students’ language levels before enrollment.

Read more about the Swedish language in Finland at InfoFinland.

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