If you wonder what your level of English is, let us guide you through the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Common European Framework for Languages helps students and teachers to better understand the level of language proficiency.
CEFRL was created by the Council of Europe in order to simplify the levels for all European languages. Initially only used for languages spoken in Europe, a comparative scale can be found for non-European languages as well.
Recruiters in multinational companies also use the CEFRL while preparing job descriptions. Depending on the position, the job descriptions will require an A1, a B2 or a C1 CEFRL level.
If you have trouble decising what your level is, have a look at our checklist for each level.
An A1 language user can do the following:
- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
- Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.