Language Levels

Courses are offered at different levels so find your level in the chart below. We also offer a self-assessment test, please email languages@racc.ac.uk for details.

Course title Level Who should join the course?
Year 1 Stage 1  Total beginner  You have never learnt the language before or you may have attended a short course a while ago but remember very little.
Year 1 Stage 2  Beginner part 2  You have done a six month course and can structure simple sentences but you still need to work on the present tense and essential topics to get by.
Year 2 Stage 1  Post beginner  You have done the equivalent of a 60 hour course or learnt the language at a higher level but need to revise a range of practical topics and learn to use past and future tenses.
Year 2 Stage 2  Post beginner  You have done the equivalent of an 80 hour course or may have learnt the language at a higher level but need to revise essential grammatical structures, past and future tenses.
Year 3  Lower intermediate You have learnt the language for two years but you still need further practice to use future and past tenses confidently.
Year 4  Intermediate  You have learnt the language for three consecutive years and feel comfortable with main tenses.
Intermediate conversation Intermediate  You have learnt the language for four consecutive years and wish to focus more on everyday conversation.
Lower advanced conversation Lower advanced This is a continuation to the intermediate conversation course with a stronger emphasis on cultural aspects of the language.
Advanced conversation Advanced  You have studied the language at degree level or you have been studying at RACC or another centre for at least six years.
Advanced grammar Advanced and above You are a fluent speaker and you wish to focus more on the grammar side of the language.