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What are the different levels of English language?

English Language Levels: The Complete Guide to Determine English Proficiency (and Improve it) 1 Beginner: CEFR Level A1. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may be added… 2 Pre-Intermediate: CEFR Level A2. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device. Videos you watch may… More …

What is the as/a level English language specification?

Our AS/A level English language specification fosters learners’ independence as they explore English language in a variety of contexts. It provides learners with opportunities to develop a wide and deep knowledge of the systems of the English language and of issues relating to language and its uses.

Are there any changes to as and a-level English language in 2022?

you are here Home Subjects English AS and A-level English Language (7701, 7702) AS and A-level English Language 7701, 7702 Because of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) there are some changes to how AS and A-level English Language will be assessed in 2022.

What are the exam dates for 2020 a-level English?

Key dates 11 May 2020 Exam for AS English Language Paper 1 (7701/1) 13 May 2020 Exam for AS English Language Paper 2 (7701/2) 15 May 2020 Non-exam assessment deadline for A-level English (Non-exam assessment: Language in action) (7702/C)

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What is AS/A level?

Our AS/A level English language specification fosters learners’ independence as they explore English language in a variety of contexts. It provides learners with opportunities to develop a wide and deep knowledge of the systems of the English language and of issues relating to language and its uses.


What is the English language resource guide?

English Language Resource Guide – This booklet provides an overview of the support, guidance and resources available to those teaching the WJEC GCE English Language specification across our suite of websites.


What is access in exam?

Access a collection of interactive units that bring together a number of elements including general data, exam questions, their marking schemes and examiner comments, which will lead you through a review of exam questions.


When will the A level English be assessed?

Because of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) there are some changes to how AS and A-level English Language will be assessed in 2022. Find out more.


Is AQA responsible for external sites?

AQA is not responsible for the content of external sites


What is an A1 level?

Otherwise known as a “super-beginner”, at A1 level English you have very limited knowledge of the language. However, you will still be able to manage everyday situations with commonly-used expressions and vocabulary (as long as the situation is familiar). This means you’ll be able to get around London, Vancouver, or Los Angeles — but not without clumsy interactions and opening Google Translate a ton of times! A1 English learners speak slowly and with pauses while they search for the right word, so it can take a little patience from native speakers to have a real conversation.


What is the language learning plateau?

At a high intermediate English level, progress will start to feel like it’s slowing down. This is otherwise known as the language learning plateau. Simply put, to reach B2 proficiency level and feel a strong sense of improvement, you should start to take more risks.


How to get to A1?

The best way to reach A1 proficiency is to start learning and stick with it! When it comes to building new skills, everybody needs to start from scratch. One of the biggest challenges is staying on task and keeping your momentum. You will be embarrassed at first, and you will make mistakes. But this is something you need to accept to upgrade your English proficiency level. At this point, you should try some easy-to-use apps such as Duolingo or Babbel, which are designed for true beginners and stop being as helpful once you reach A2 level. You can then use the vocabulary from these apps to build your own flashcards.


How to become an intermediate speaker?

To become an intermediate English speaker, the most important tip is to take your learning more seriously and plan a regular, high-commitment study routine. 10 minutes a day is ok, but 30 minutes is far better! That way, you’ll start to see quicker and more satisfying results. To pass the threshold between beginner and intermediate, you should also look at your consistent mistakes and try to eliminate them one by one. Speaking with a native, like an online English tutor can help you point out common mistakes, and put together a plan for you to beat them. To upgrade your vocabulary, you should also start adding more phrases to your word bank. You can make conversation easier by learning “blocks” of English, such as entire sentences, collocations or phrasal verbs, instead of just words.


How long does it take to get into A2?

It takes approximately 180-200 hours of studying English to pass the A2 Cambridge examination.


How many words are in A1?

The vocabulary at this level is roughly 700 words. This may sound like a lot, but it’s a surprisingly limited amount to work with. It takes approximately 100 hours with the English language to pass the A1 Cambridge examination.


How to learn A2?

By this point you should start having (uncomplicated) conversations! One great tip: study conversation topics which are likely to come up in day-to-day life — in other words, survival English. An effective way to learn is also to prepare a “cheat sheet” or journal with everything you may want to say for a basic conversation, such as background about yourself, your hobbies, which restaurants you recommend, etc. At this stage, you should also take a serious look at verb conjugation and past or future tenses.


EMC CPD Online: Starting to Teach English Language A Level (Full day 11.11.21)

What you need to know to start teaching A L English Language for the first time. (Bookings close 8am Tuesday 9th November.) Read more


EMC CPD Online: Teaching Poetry at A Level (Twilight 15.11.21)

This short course explores some key principles for teaching poetry at A Level. (Bookings close 8am Thursday 11th November.) Read more


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