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.
A B1 language user can do the following:
- Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
- Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.