English A2

English level A2 or Elementary is the second CEFR English language level. At the A2 CEFR level, a language learner can: Understand frequently used expressions in most intermediate areas such as shopping, family, employment, etc. Complete tasks that are routine and involve a direct exchange of information. Describe matters of immediate need in simple terms.

English communication (A2)

  • Describing habits and daily routines
  • Expressing ability and inability
  • Describing past experiences
  • Asking for and giving directions
  • Describing personality and feelings
  • Making comparisons
  • Describing jobs
  • Describing places
  • Making requests (e.g. at a restaurant)
  • Expressing future plans

English vocabulary (A2)

  • Personality and feelings
  • Food and drinks
  • Education
  • Jobs
  • Weather
  • Family and friends
  • Daily and free-time activities
  • Places in towns
  • Body and health
  • Transport and travel

English grammar (A2)

Language Level A2


I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements.


I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in
simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters.

Spoken Interaction

I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very
short social exchanges, even though I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.

Spoken Production

I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.


I can write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate needs. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking
someone for something.