At A1 level, you can demonstrate comprehension of everyday expressions and essential phrases for meeting essential needs. Additionally, you can make introductions, ask and answer questions about personal details/matters such as where you live and people you know. Communication can be accomplished in a straightforward way if the other party speaks slowly and clearly, and is willing to help facilitate the conversation.
Additional competencies at this level include being able to take part in a simple dialogue on a known subject, expressing likes and dislikes in regards to sports, food, etc. and responding to inquiries made in a clear manner with the appropriate expressions. One is able to comprehend queries and directives that are presented cautiously and methodically, and can obey quick, uncomplicated instructions.
You can also respond to fundamental commands, possess information on times, areas and figures, you are adept in asking and bringing objects to somebody.