C1 English level (advanced)

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has six levels, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for users who are proficient in the language.

What can a C1-level learner of English do?

  • They can understand a wide range of more difficult, longer texts and recognise implicit meanings. 
  • They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously with little need to search for the right expression.
  • They can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. They can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.

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