The country-specific situation on policies and programs that exist to evaluate the pre-acquired key competences has been analyzed in each partner country:


AUSTRIAN Diagnostic

FRENCH Diagnostic

GREEK Diagnostic

ITALIAN Diagnostic

POLISH Diagnostic

SPANISH Diagnostic




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KA 2 - communication in foreign languages

Procedures of evaluating pre-acquired Skills

 BA = (Be able)

Expected Competences

Detailed Competences

Procedure of evaluating the pre-acquired   competences



BA to recognise familiar words   and very basic phrases concerning themselves, their family and immediate   concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.

  • To understand when someone   speaks very slowly and articulates carefully, with long pauses for them to   assimilate meaning.


  • To understand simple directions   how to get from X to Y, by foot or public transport.


  • To understand questions and   instructions addressed carefully and slowly to them and follow short, simple   directions.


  • To understand numbers, prices   and times.


Given a map of   a city area, they will listen to people (recording) giving them instructions   about how to get to certain places on the map, opening times and ticket   prices which they will take note.


BA to understand familiar names,   words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in   catalogues.

  • To understand information about   people (place of residence, age, etc.) in newspapers.


  • To locate an event on calendars   of public events or posters and identify where it takes place and at what   time it starts.


  • To understand a questionnaire   (entry permit form, hotel registration form) well enough to give the most   important information about themselves (name, surname, date of birth,   nationality).


  • To understand words and phrases   on signs encountered in everyday life (for instance “station”, “car park”,   “no parking”, “no smoking”, “keep left”.


  • To understand the most important   orders in a computer programme such as “PRINT”, “SAVE”, “COPY”, etc.


  • To follow short simple written   directions (e.g. how to go from X to Y).


  • In everyday situations to   understand simple messages written by friends or colleagues, for example   “back at 4 o’clock”.



Given a set of brochures, they will have to answer the questions asked   about the brochures by taking note on a computer with the target language.



BA to interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to   repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help them formulate   what they are trying to say.

BA to ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on   very familiar topics.

  • To introduce somebody and use   basic greeting and leave-taking expressions.


  • To ask and answer simple   questions, initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate   need or on very familiar topics.


  • To make themselves understood in   a simple way but being dependent on their partner to repeat more slowly and   rephrase what they say and to help them to say what they want.


  • To make simple purchases where   pointing or other gestures can support what they say.


  • To handle numbers, quantities, cost and   time.


  • To ask people for things and give people   things.


  • To ask people questions about where they   live, people they know, things they have, etc. and answer such questions addressed to them provided they are   articulated slowly and clearly.


  • To indicate time by such phrases as “next   week”, “last Friday”, “in November”, “three o clock”.


They will have to answer very simple personal questions as in a job   interview in front of a panel.


BA to use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and   people they know.

  • To give personal   information (address, telephone number, nationality, age, family, and   hobbies).


  • To describe where they live.


  • To say that they don’t   understand.


  • To ask somebody very simply to repeat what   they said.


  • To ask somebody very simply to speak more slowly.


They will have to answer very simple personal questions as in a job   interview in front of a panel.


BA to write a short, simple note.

BA to fill in forms with personal details, for example entering their   name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form.

  • To fill in a questionnaire with   their personal details (job, age, address, hobbies).


  • To write a note to tell somebody where they are or   where they are to meet.


  • To write sentences and simple phrases about themselves,   for example where they live and what they do.


They will have to   fill in their own Europass CV in the target language.