A B1 level of English would be sufficient for interactions with English speakers on familiar topics. In the workplace, people at a B1 level of English are able to read simple reports on familiar topics and write simple e-mails on subjects in their field. However, a B1 level is inadequate to function fully in the workplace in English.
- Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling
- Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
a student at the B1 level in English will be able to do all the things that a student in level A2 can do, and in addition, he will be able to:
- discuss your personal and professional hopes and dreams for the future.
- arrange a job interview and interview for a job in your area of expertise.
- talk about your television viewing habits and favorite programs.
- describe your education and your plans for future training.
- talk about your favorite music and music trends and plan a night out to listen to live music.
- talk about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and give and get advice about healthy habits.
- talk about relationships and dating, including meeting people through social media.
- go to a restaurant, order food, engage in polite dinner conversation, and pay for your food.
- participate in negotiations in your area of expertise, if you have help understanding some points.
- discuss workplace safety issues, report an injury, and explain rules and regulations.
- discuss polite behavior and respond appropriately to impolite behavior.