Happy New Years! What are your resolutions this year, and how will you achieve it?
1. Enter some basic account information so you can log in.
2. Select your languages so that we can match you to the right speakers.
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
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 converse about day to day topics including those related to work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Understands the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, and reconstruct arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
For more information about these levels, please read COE's article.
3. Lastly, select a grammatical gender so other users know how to correct your writing. (This can be changed at any time and on a per journal basis)
Setting a gender of narrator will help native speakers correct any gender errors. Please note that this is about the narrating-I of a given text, and not necessarily about you.