So, what’s my English Level?

What’s my English Level?

 

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), CEFR … what do these mean and how do they compare? More importantly, how do I know what my English level is?

You got your IELTS or TOEFL results – hurray! Congratulations! Ah, at least I think so?

Figuring out what your level of English is can be a challenge, especially as different parts of the world use different systems.

The table below should help you place yourself and choose the right English as a Second Language course for you.

 

IELTSTOEFLPTECambridge ExamsCLBCEFRName
912088-90CPE – A12C2Proficiency / near native
811079-87CPE – A11
7.510573-78CPE – B10
710063-72CAE – A9C1Advanced
6.59058-62CAE – B8
68450-57CAE – C7B2Intermediate
680FCE – A6
5.57142-49FCE – BB1
56135-41FCE – C5Pre-Intermediate
4.5-529-34PET
<422-29KET4A2Advanced Beginner
21<A1Beginner

 

An important thing to bear in mind is that some exam preparation courses teach students how to answer questions to get maximum marks. Their results may, therefore, not be a true reflection of their real language level.

* This table is meant as a guideline only.

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