CEFR - Interviewing and being interviewed
From Council of Europe CEFR 2018 companion version with new descriptors: (link)
CEFR Category - Interaction
CEFR Subategory - Spoken
- Can keep up his/her side of the dialogue extremely well, structuring the talk and interacting authoritatively with effortless fluency as interviewer or interviewee, at no disadvantage to other speakers
- Can participate fully in an interview, as either interviewer or interviewee, expanding and developing the point being discussed fluently without any support, and handling interjections well.
- Can carry out an effective, fluent interview, departing spontaneously from prepared questions, following up and probing interesting replies.
- Can take initiatives in an interview, expand and develop ideas with little help or prodding from an interviewer
- Can provide concrete information required in an interview/consultation (e.g. describe symptoms to a doctor) but does so with limited precision. Can carry out a prepared interview, checking and confirming information, though he/she may occasionally have to ask for repetition if the other person's response is rapid or extended.
- Can take some initiatives in an interview/consultation (e.g. to bring up a new subject) but is very dependent on interviewer in the interaction. Can describe symptoms in a simple way and ask for advice when using health services; can understand the answer, provided this is given clearly in everyday language. Can use a prepared questionnaire to carry out a structured interview, with some spontaneous follow up questions
- Can make him/herself understood in an interview and communicate ideas and information on familiar topics, provided he/she can ask for clarification occasionally, and is given some help to express what he/she wants to. Can describe to a doctor very basic symptoms and ailments such as cold and flu.
- Can answer simple questions and respond to simple statements in an interview. Can indicate in simple language the nature of a problem to a health professional, perhaps using gestures and body language
- Can reply in an interview to simple direct questions spoken very slowly and clearly in direct non-idiomatic speech about personal details. Can state in simple language the nature of a problem to a health professional and answer simple questions such as Does that hurt? even though he/she has to rely on gestures and body language to reinforce the message.
- No descriptors available; see A1