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The Common European Framework (CEFR) by the Council of Europe is the most common framework for assessing English language proficiency and levels for learners. Here is an overview of the six levels, level 6 being the highest. 

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If you have already taken the test, here's what the scores mean:

Less than 30 - You are a Level 2 learner. On our Level 2 English courses you will learn how to:

  • Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc.

  • Deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in English speaking countries

  • Produce simple connected texts on familiar topics

  • Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, briefly give reasons and explanations for options and plans

31 to 45 - You are a Level 3 learner. On our Level 3 English courses you will learn how to:

  • Understand the main idea of complex texts

  • Interact with native English speakers fluently and spontaneously

  • Write and talk in detail about a wide range of subjects, and explain opinions and advantages and disadvantages  ​

More than 46 - You are a Level 4 learner. On our Level 4 English courses you will learn how to:

  • Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.

  • Interact with native English speakers moderately fluently and spontaneously.

  • Produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Click here to find out more about our courses. You can also validate your level of English by taking the Cambridge Linguaskill exam, which is recognised in organisations around the globe. Visit our free resources page to practise your English skills.

To learn more and to talk to one of our experienced teachers, please book a consultation. We will call you at a time of your choosing.

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