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Language Proficiency Scale

The Nomen Global Language Proficiency Scale (LPS) is an English competency scale comparable to ACTFL or CEFR and is the basis for Nomen Global's leveling system. LPS levels are determined during a short entrance exam, after which, students are placed in a classroom with others of a similar English competency. These levels are designed to mix students of slightly varying degrees of English proficiency in order to deepen and accelerate the learning process. This ensures that no one is left behind and that everyone gets to learn at their own pace. If after placement you feel that you need to move up or down a level our team is happy to work with you to help you feel as comfortable as possible as you begin your learning journey.

Below you will find descriptions of each of the levels found on the Language Proficiency Scale and their comparative ACTFL and CEFR levels of English proficiency. 

english levels
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Nomen Global Level 1

(CEFR A1/ACTFL Novice Low-Mid)

Students at this level learn how to greet people, make simple requests and descriptions, as well as other level-appropriate skills. 

Nomen Global Level 2

(CEFR A2/ACTFL Novice High)

Students at this level learn how to order at restaurants, ask simple questions in familiar situations, as well as other level appropriate skills.

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Nomen Global Level 3

(CEFR A2/ACTFL Intermediate Low)

Students at this level can ask and answer a variety of questions on common and informal themes. They learn to hold basic conversations on everyday topics like movies and food, as well as any other level appropriate skills.

Nomen Global Level 4

(CEFR B1/ACTFL Intermediate Mid)

Students at this level begin elementary exploration of business, politics, science and other topics. As well as other level appropriate skills.

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Nomen Global Level 5

(CEFR B1/ACTFL Intermediate High)

Students at this level can begin to carry minimally fluent conversations about business, politics, finances, and other advanced topics. As well as other level appropriate topics.

Nomen Global Level 6

(CEFR B2/ACTFL Advanced Low-Mid)

Students at this level begin elementary exploration of business, politics, science and other topics. As well as other level appropriate skills.

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Nomen Global Level 7

(CEFR B2/ACTFL Advanced Mid-High)

Students at this level can begin to carry minimally fluent conversations about business, politics, finances, and other advanced topics. As well as other level appropriate topics.

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