HOW MANY HOURS
SHOULD I TAKE ?
Rather than use number of hours, or qualifications, it describes what people can actually do in the language. These abilities would range from knowing just some words, to knowing and using the language almost perfectly.
The “Global scales” have three levels, and each level is divided into two.
Of course, progresses are made differently depending on many factors, but here is a rough guide of estimated guided learning hours needed to move from a level to the next one.
Level A: Basic User
A1 Beginner – 60-100 hours
A2 Elementary – 160-200 hours
Level B: Independent User
B1 Intermediate – 360-400 hours
B2 Upper intermediate – 560-650 hours
Level C: Proficient User
C1 Advanced – 810-950 hours
C2 Master or proficient – 1060-1200 hours