On levels and methods


At Taalthuis, we often use the five level system that's being used by most language schools, for programs, tests and evaluations. The lowest level is one, the highest is five. Within a certain level there can be a specification in tenths.

Mostly we specify these levels for different skills. For example, a student could have these scores after a test:

So this student is standing at the gates of level three and is better in reading and listening than in speaking and writing (quite usual, by the way).

Sometimes we also specify these scores for grammar and vocabulary.

Here's a description of the levels, including indications on which chapters in the most used methods are related to each level: