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

0 - 10

Level 1: Pre-Beginner

700

A1

11 - 25

Level 2: Low Beginner

700 - 1.400

A1

26 - 40

Level 3: Low Intermediate

1.400 - 2.200

A2

41 - 55

Level 4: Intermediate  

2.200 - 3.000

B1

56 - 70

Level 5: Low Advanced

3.000 - 5.000

B2

71 - 85

Level 6: Advanced

5.000 - 8.000

C1

86 - 100

Level 7: Upper Advanced

8.000+

C2

CEFR Description of CEFR LEvel

A1: English Basic User (Pre-beginner)

You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and some very basic phrases. You can introduce yourself and others and ask and answer some simple questions. You can interact about basics provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. Issues you might encounter at work: you will have great difficulty understanding spoken and written English under (time) pressure and when the other person is not willing to help and take time.

A1: English Basic User (Beginner)

You convey and understand general meaning in situations that are familiar to you. You can introduce yourself and others and ask and answer simple questions. You can have simple exchanges in English provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. Issues you might encounter at work: there will be frequent breakdowns in communication under time pressure. Misunderstandings are very likely.

A2: English Basic User (Elementary English)

You understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance like basic personal and family information, familiar work-related subjects. You can communicate about simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Issues you might encounter at work: frequent problems in understanding and expression. An exchange about more complex subjects and issues will be difficult. Misunderstandings likely.

B1: English Independent User (Intermediate English)

You can understand at least the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise while at work or travelling in an area where English is spoken. You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar. You can describe experiences and events, and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Issues you might encounter at work:  you will make mistakes that can easily lead to misunderstandings, especially when there is some (time) pressure.

B2: English Independent User (Upper-Intermediate English)

Generally, you have an effective command of the language. You can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations. Issues you might encounter at work: it is likely that there will be some inaccuracies, and inappropriate usage of the English language, which can lead to misunderstandings, especially under (time) pressure.

C1: Proficient English User (Advanced English)

You have an operational command of the language. Generally, you handle complex language well and understand the detailed reasoning. Issues you might encounter at work: there will be occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage, and misunderstandings in some situations.

C2: Proficient English User (Proficiency)

You have fully operational command of the language. You handle complex detailed argumentation well. Issues you might encounter at work: there will be only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies in your use of English language and sometimes usage that may be felt as inappropriate by native speakers. You may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations.

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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