Level 1 - Emerging English
Students in Level 1 are at the very beginning of the process of learning English. They are able to understand little or no English and are not able to speak, read or write in English.
Level 2 - Beginning English Only
Students in Level 2 are able to understand varying amounts of everyday English. They are able to repeat or read simple, routine phrases or sentences but cannot yet use the language to communicate their thoughts and opinions.
Level 3 - Developing English
Students in Level 3 can communicate in English but do so with difficulty using simple speech, gestures and an occasional word from their native language. These students have difficulty with correct grammatical usage in their oral and written language, and very often omit words or incorrectly form their phrases and sentences. Their reading level is often two or more grades below their age level and they find textbook reading difficult.
Level 4 - Expanding English
Students in Level 4 have little difficulty communicating their ideas in English. Students at this level, however, still do not fully control some basic grammatical structures in their spoken and written English. Often they are still reading at a level somewhere below their age group.
Level 5 – Consolidating English
Students in Level 5 demonstrate near-native proficiency in English.