If you know a foreign language at A1 level, you can understand and use very simple and common expressions, are able to ask basic questions on various everyday topics, are able to interact at a basic level with other people when the other person speaks slowly and is willing to help.
You can introduce yourself and use basic greetings, explain very briefly where you come from and are able to describe your hometown. You can discuss items of clothing and ask a shop assistant simple questions. You are able to have an elementary conversation about family, colleagues, and friends, describing them, in other words, at least say something about them.
You are able to order food in a restaurant or talk about food, describe in a very general and simplistic way health and medical symptoms to a doctor, give information about your address, as well as give general guidance.