A2 Pre-intermediate

A2 English level (pre-intermediate)

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has six levels, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for users who are proficient in the language.

What can an A2-level learner of English do?

Learners who achieve A2 Pre-intermediate level can:

  • understand sentences and common expressions about familiar topics, including very basic personal and family information, shopping, places of interest and work
  • communicate in simple, everyday tasks that require only simple and direct exchanges of information on familiar topics
  • describe aspects of their past, environment and matters related to their immediate needs, using simple language.

Find learning materials at this level

The learning materials in the different sections on LearnEnglish are organised by English level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).

In our Skills section, you can practise your A2 listening, A2 reading, A2 writing and A2 speaking skills. In our Grammar section, you can practise your A1-A2 grammar. In our Vocabulary section you can practise your A1-A2 vocabulary.

There are also lots of video, audio and reading materials suitable for A2 Pre-intermediate level learners in Business and General English for further practice to help you improve. You can try activities in English for emailsA2-B1 stories, Podcasts and Starting Out.

You can also search for learning materials by level, by section of the site or by topics of interest.

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Discover online English courses at this level

Strengthen your A2-level English proficiency with our affordable online courses.

Practise with classmates in live group classes, get learning support from a personal tutor in one-to-one lessons or practise by yourself at your own speed with a self-study course.

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Find out your English level

You can take our online level test to get an approximate indication of the English level you are working towards or completing.

You can use the test result to help you find suitable learning materials at your level.

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