Complete beginners who have little to no prior
knowledge of Korean (may already know the alphabet,
but only knows very basic words and phrases).
Can understand the main points on familiar matters
regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can hold real conversations but often struggles to
get around gaps in vocabulary and grammar.
Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously
without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social,
academic and professional purposes.
Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and
answer questions about basic personal details. Can
interact in a very simple way if the other person talks
slowly and is prepared to help.
Can speak casually and comfortably on daily topics
but needs practice discussing and sharing
viewpoints on more advanced matters.