The covers and contents of levels A1 and A2 are here. You can zoom in to read them. A1 & A2 are CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) levels. ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) has assigned equivalent levels according to this chart . Levels A1 and A2 on the CEFR scale are between Novice High and Intermediate High in productive and receptive language skills on the ACTFL scale.