How is my Level Test score related to my CEFR level?

After you have done your level test you will receive your Level Test score. The Level Test score will be numbered between 1 and 100 and can be mapped to 7 levels on EnglishCentral. You can also deduce your CEFR Level from this score.

Level Test score to CEFR level

level test score

EC Level                                                       

Vocab size                CEFR Level

Required level for... (example for the maritime sector)

0 - 10

Level 1: Pre-Beginner




11 - 25

Level 2: Low Beginner

700 - 1.400



26 - 40

Level 3: Low Intermediate

1.400 - 2.200


support, ratings

41 - 55

Level 4: Intermediate  

2.200 - 3.000


56 - 70

Level 5: Low Advanced

3.000 - 5.000


operational level

71 - 85

Level 6: Advanced

5.000 - 8.000


 staff officers + office staff 

86 - 100

Level 7: Upper Advanced




EFR Description of CEFR LEvel


You have great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.


You convey and understand only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.


Your basic competence is limited to familiar situations. You frequently show problems in understanding and expression. You are not able to use complex language.


You have a partial command of the language and cope with overall meaning in most situations, although you are likely to make many mistakes. You should be able to handle basic communication in your own field.


Generally you have an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage, and misunderstandings. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.


 You have an operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally, you handle complex language well and understand the detailed reasoning.


You have a fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. You may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. You handle complex detailed argumentation well.

About the CEFR standard

CEFR is short for Common European Frame of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. You can find more information about the European CEFR standard on Wikipedia.

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After you have done your grammar & vocabulary test you will receive your score. The grammar & vocabulary test score will be numbered between 1 and 60 and can deduce your CEFR level form this score.
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