The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) are the official national standards used for describing, measuring and recognizing the language proficiency of adult newcomers to Canada. The CLB standard is a descriptive scale of reference points, called benchmarks, along a continuum from 1-12 and includes communicative competencies and tasks in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The 12 benchmarks are organized into Stage 1, Basic Language Ability, Stage 2, Intermediate Language Ability, and Stage 3, Advanced Language Ability. At Agapé Language Centre, we offer classes in the first two stages for Literacy and CLB 1 - 5 Students.
When students meet the targets and give evidence of learning, we provide certificates demonstrating the CLB levels achieved for each skill.