Placement Test

CEFR ENGLISH LEVEL CHART

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Pre-A1

Starter
I am just beginning to learn English, and have no previous knowledge of English. I can understand the alphabet and most of the sounds and I can answer a few very basic questions.

A1

Beginner
I can understand everyday phrases and give simple information when people speak to me clearly and slowly. I can introduce myself and ask and answer questions about personal details like where I live, people I know, and things I have.

A2

Pre-Intermediate
I can understand sentences and frequently-used expressions related to simple topics such as family, hobbies and interests, shopping, and employment. I can describe basic and familiar things in my environment.

B1

Intermediate
I can understand all the main points in a conversation and describe things easily. I can use English to communicate feelings, opinions, plans and experiences. I am beyond the basics but still not able to work or study exclusively in English.

B2

Upper Intermediate
I can understand and express a wide range of topics and some complex ideas. I can communicate easily with native English speakers and can communicate easily and spontaneously in a clear and detailed manner.

C1

C1 Advanced
I have a full range of functionality at work or in an academic setting. I have full autonomy in a native English-speaking country. I have the capacity to deal with unfamiliar topics and can use English fluently in social settings.

C2

Mastery
I can understand almost anything I hear or read in English and can write on any subject. I can communicate very fluently and accurately in complex situations and use language effectively at a level which may in certain respects, be more advanced than that of an average native speaker.