IIE Hawaii Class Levels
from A1 (Beginner) to C1 (Advanced)


Academic Year Intensive English with session breaks

*Cambridge FCE/CAE: Students are required to pass the entrance test.

Our levels are based on a Global Scale that is recognized around the world. Its goals and standards have been developed through broad scientific research by the Common European Framework (CEFR) and University of Cambridge. Graduating IIE students receive a certificate with a proficiency level that is known around the world.

Level Information

IIE Lecel C1

C1 - ADVANCED

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce lear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

IIE Lecel B2

B2 - HIGH INTERMEDIATE

Can understand the main ideas of most texts on concrete and some abstract topics. Can interact with some fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible with only minor strain for either party. Can produce mostly clear texts on a range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue by giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

IIE Lecel B1+

B1+ - INTERMEDIATE

Can understand the main points of clear standard speech or texts on most matters encountered in work, school, and leisure. Can deal with most typical and some unexpected situations likely to arise while traveling where the language is spoken. Can produce connected texts on topics of personal and professional interest. Can describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions well and give specific reasons and detailed explanations for opinions and plans.

IIE Lecel B1

B1 - LOW INTERMEDIATE

Can understand the main points of clear standard speech or texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school and leisure. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected texts on topics of familiar or personal interest. Can describe most experiences and events, some dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons for opinions and plans.

IIE Lecel A2

A2 - HIGH BEGINNER

Can understand sentences and common expressions related to areas of immediate importance, such as very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and work. Can talk about simple routine tasks that require a direct exchange of information. Can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

IIE Lecel A1

A1 - Low BEGINNER

Can understand sentences and common expressions related to areas of immediate importance, such as very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and work. Can talk about simple routine tasks that require a direct exchange of information. Can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.