Starting level 0
No Finnish language skills
Basic level (A1.1–A2.2)
Basic level begins A1.1 – Language basics
Basic level A1.2 – Language basics
Basic level A1.3 – You can use the language in simple non-work-related situations. You can write a little.
Basic level A2.1 – You can use the language to run the most common errands.
Basic level A2.2 – Your understanding of familiar subjects is reasonably good. You can write in simple language.
Intermediate level (B1.1–B2.2)
Intermediate level begins B1.1 – Moderate language skills in day-to-day work and leisure situations.
Intermediate level B1.2 – A fluent grasp of language in day-to-day work and leisure situations.
Intermediate level B2.1 – Basic level of independent language proficiency.
Intermediate level B2.2 – Functional level of independent language proficiency.
Advanced level (C)
Advanced level C – Language skills are excellent or comparable to a native speaker. There is also a more specific level classification for C-level courses, C1.1, C1.2, C2.1 or C2.2.