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 B2 language user can do the following:
- Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
- Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
- Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages