Descriptors for the skills levels for Primary English Proficiency Tests Applicants choosing the area of Early Childhood and Primary Education shall have attained the level of Good Users as defined in the guidelines issued by the Faculty, in each paper of the Proficiency Tests (Bye-Laws of 2016 in terms of the General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 for the Degree of Master in Teaching and Learning – MTL – under the auspices of the Faculty of Education) The following two categories (Good and Proficient Users) provide information of the level that applicants are to reach in all papers in order to pass the Proficiency Test (Primary). The Good User category is the lower of the two. Descriptors of skills levels – Primary and EC (1) GOOD USERS Has operational command of the language, is able to identify, explain and correct most common linguistic inaccuracies and inappropriacies in spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax showing a good level of linguistic competence. Can produce language that is for the large part accurate. Can comprehend complex language in extended formal texts and can engage effectively in a conversation on familiar and educational topics. (2) PROFICIENT USERS Has fully operational command of the language and is able to identify, explain and correct most linguistic inaccuracies and inappropriacies in spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax, showing advanced linguistic competence. Candidate can produce language that is only occasionally inaccurate and can comprehend complex language in extended formal texts. Candidate can engage fluently and effectively in a conversation on familiar and educational topics.