CEFR – LANGUAGE LEVELS

What is the CEFR?

The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) was developed to provide a common basis for the explicit description of objectives, content and methods in second/foreign language education.

What exams are on the CEFR?

The CEFR describes language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for beginners up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing, such as teachers or learners, to see the level of different qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions can easily compare qualifications to other exams in their country.

The self-assessment grid describes the level of proficiency required for each level in the CEFR. You can take a look at it in your own language and see what your current level is.

The diagram below shows a comparative analysis of different exams against the CEFR.

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