UNDERSTAND YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL
About the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
This is a common framework which outlines a series of levels against which all European languages can be referenced. Each level demonstrates a learner’s progression in being able to effectively communicate in that language.
At each level a series of ‘can do’ statements describe what you are able to do in terms of vocabulary, grammar and your core skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) estimates it takes the following amount of time to progress up the levels. In terms of guided learning hours: A2, 180–200; B1, 350–400; B2, 500–600; C1, 700–800, and C2, 1,000–1,200. Please note these figures are approximate.
This framework allows you to plan your study and set clear learning objectives.