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English A2 Level Certificate

Skills at A2 English

A2 is the upper beginner level in language learning. By this point, the person should be able to use basic expressions and forms a little more freely. A2 level in English is sufficient to travel to an English-speaking country for tourism. The person’s vocabulary is, however, still limited, and they often make big mistakes.

Students require about 200 hours of instruction to reach A2 from a complete beginner level.

According to the CEFR guidelines, a language learner at the A2 level:

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very 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 describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.

How can I tell if I am A2 level in English?

Tandem offers a standardized language A2 level English test for anyone wanting to verify their English language level. The test examines a mixture of reading, listening, and grammar skills and takes just 45 minutes to complete.

Once you’ve passed the test, you’ll receive your official certificate straight away! Download Tandem to your smartphone and get your A2 English certificate online today.

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Tandem Certificate A2