You have a very basic knowledge of the language. Your vocabulary is very limited and you have no real understanding of the grammar.
Elementary / Basic
You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. You can interact in a simple way, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
You 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). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks, requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters..
You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
You can use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.