Your Language Level and Placement Test

Selecting a Level When You Create Your Account

When you create an Immerse account, you will be asked to choose your fluency level. Read the description and select your level. After you create your account, you can take a placement test if you are unsure of your level.

Note: You can change your Immerse fluency level at any time.

Placement Test

If you are not sure of your fluency level, you can take our placement test after you create your account.

To take the Immerse placement test, follow these instructions:

  1. Log into your Immerse Homeroom
  2. Click the You tab on the left.
  3. Click Account on the right.
  4. Click Take our Placement Test.

At the end of the questions, the test will recommend a fluency level for you.

🔁 Changing your fluency level:

If this level recommendation is different from the fluency level you have selected, you will need to manually change your language fluency level.

An In-Depth Look at Immerse's Fluency Levels

Your level of proficiency in a language is based on what you can do with the language. Therefore, for each of Immerse's fluency levels, you will find Can-Do statements. These are things you can use the language for.

Immerse aligns these descriptions with both ACTFL and CEFR proficiency guidelines (among others!) to make determining your fluency level easier.

Your Immerse teacher (called a Language Guide) will adapt the lesson to meet your needs while making it fun and comprehensible. Don't worry if you can't answer "yes" to all of the Can-Do statements for a fluency level. If you answer "yes" to some (but not all) of the statements, it is the correct fluency level for you. 

Foundations (CEFR: Pre-A1 / ACTFL: Novice Low-Mid) *Not available for English at this time*

Foundations classes are for Members who are new to the language. Members may be complete beginners, or they might know a few key phrases or vocabulary already. To take classes at this level, Members should be able to understand familiar words with visual support, answer a few simple questions on familiar topics, and introduce themselves. They mostly use memorized words and phrases and gestures. Here are some examples of Foundations skills:

  • I can introduce myself when I meet people.
  • I can ask someone for their name.
  • I can name a few very common objects. 
  • I can use memorized phrases to show politeness.
  • I can greet people using memorized phrases.
  • I can recognize when greetings and farewells are expressed.

Foundations Classes Prepare Members to:

  • request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on very familiar and everyday topics, using a mixture of memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences.
  • express basic needs about familiar and everyday activities, using a mixture of memorized words, phrases, simple sentences, and questions.
  • express their own preferences or feelings and react to other people's preferences or feelings, using a mixture of memorized words, phrases, simple sentences, and questions.
  • present information about themselves, their interests, and their activities using a mixture memorized words, phrases and simple sentences.
  • express their likes and dislikes on everyday topics of interest, using a mixture of memorized words, phrases and simple sentences.

Beginner (CEFR: A1 / ACTFL: Novice High)

Beginner classes are for Members who have studied the target language before and can have basic and simple conversations. To take classes at this level, Members should be able to request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on familiar topics and express basic needs related to familiar and everyday activities. They should also be able to express their own preferences or feelings, and react to the preferences and feelings of other people. Beginners use a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, simple sentences, and questions. Here are some examples of Beginner skills:

  • I can ask questions about a party using who, what, when, and where.
  • I can introduce someone else and ask related questions.
  • I can talk with my friends about our likes and dislikes. 
  • I can name my family members, their ages, their relationships to me, and their hobbies.
  • I can say how much I like or dislike certain foods.
  • I can present simple information about my town or city.

Beginner Lessons Prepare Members to:

  • request and provide information by asking and answering practiced (and some original) questions on familiar and everyday topics, mostly using simple sentences.
  • interact with others to meet their basic everyday needs, mostly using simple sentences and questions.
  • express, ask about, and react to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics, mostly using simple sentences and asking questions to keep the conversation on topic.
  • tell personal information about their life and activities, mostly using simple sentences.
  • express their preferences on familiar and everyday topics, mostly using simple sentences.

Intermediate (CEFR A2 / ACTFL: Intermediate Low)

Intermediate classes are for Members who have been studying the target language for a while and are ready to take their fluency to the next level. To take classes at Intermediate level, Members should be able to interact with other people to meet their basic everyday needs. They can express, ask about, and react to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics and present personal information about their life and activities. They use simple sentences most of the time and can ask questions to keep the conversation on topic. Here are some examples of Intermediate skills:

  • I can exchange information about things to do in my town.
  • I can ask for directions when I’m lost.
  • I can exchange some ideas about ways to stay healthy.
  • I can describe where I work and what I do.
  • I can give a few details about my favorite restaurant. 
  • I can give simple directions to a nearby location.
  • I can ask for clarification by asking specific questions.

Intermediate Lessons Prepare Members to:

  • request and provide information in conversations on familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate questions.
  • interact with others to meet their basic needs in familiar situations by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate questions.
  • express, ask about, and react with some details to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics, by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate questions.
  • give personal information about their life, activities and events, using simple sentences.
  • express their preferences on familiar and everyday topics and explain why they feel that way, using simple sentences.

Advanced (CEFR B1 / ACTFL: Intermediate Mid-High) *currently only offered for English*

Advanced classes are for Members who are able to have conversations with others but need opportunities for more speaking practice. To take classes at the Advanced level, Members should be able to express, ask about, and react with some details to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics. They can explain why they feel a certain way by using a series of simple sentences to ask and answer a variety of questions. Here are some examples of Advanced skills:

  • I can participate in a conversation to identify the information necessary for planning a trip.
  • I can ask for clarification by asking specific questions.
  • I can share ideas with others about how to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
  • I can retell a story that I’ve read or heard.
  • I can give a series of reasons why I liked a book I’ve read.
  • I can give multi-step instructions for a process, such as preparing a recipe.

Advanced Lessons Prepare Members to:

  • exchange information in conversations and discussions on a variety of familiar or researched topics, using connected sentences and asking a variety of questions, often across various time frames.
  • interact with others to meet their needs in a variety of situations, sometimes involving a complication, using connected sentences and asking a variety of questions, often across various time frames.
  • explain preferences, opinions, and emotions and provide advice on a variety of familiar and some researched topics, using connected sentences and asking a variety of questions, often across various time frames.
  • tell stories about work and personal experiences, using a series of connected sentences across various time frames.
  • state viewpoints on familiar topics and provide reasons to support them, using a series of connected sentences across various time frames.
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