Swedex relates to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Swedex is an examination which relates to the level of attainment scale found in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In the developing the examination, CEFR was used as a startingpoint to make Swedex as internationally viable as possible. Swedex can be taken on the levels A2, B1 and B2 according to CEFR. Below you find descriptions of these levels.
A2 – Basic User
"Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need." (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, p. 24)
B1 – Independent User
"Can 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 whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which 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." (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, p. 24)
B2 – Independent User
"Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options." (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, p. 24)