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What level of English proficiency should a teacher or leader have?

We recommend that Programme Leaders and candidates have an English proficiency of B2 and above on the CEFR framework. This means that Programme Leaders and candidates:

  • can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their own field of specialisation;
  • can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party;
  • can produce a clear detailed text on a wide range of subjects;
  • can explain a viewpoint giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options;
  • can give clear descriptions;
  • do not make errors which cause misunderstanding and can correct most of their own errors. 
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