In the Adult Education Institution Dante, all programmes are verified by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia. The programmes are based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The CEFR aims to objectively describe foreign language proficiency throughout Europe and maintain high standards in foreign language teaching. The overall aim of the CEFR is to teach foreign languages through four essential skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. That should be the main approach to any foreign language teaching and evaluation process.
There are three main reference levels: A, B, and C. Each level comprises several modules.
Below are the expected outcomes for speakers per language level according to the CEFR, which you can achieve by taking classes in our Institution.
Can understand simple everyday words and phrases related to particular concrete situations. Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details (where they live, people they know and things they have). Can interact in a simple way,provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance (e.g. basic 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 use simple terms to describe aspects of their background, immediate environment, and matters related to immediate needs.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters related to work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions, as well as briefly present arguments on and give explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand the main ideas in complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity thatmakes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strainfor either party. Can produce coherent, detailed texts about a wide range of subjects, as well as explain their viewpoint and present advantages and disadvantages of an issue.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express themselves 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 texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments into a coherent presentation. Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.