English levels

Find out more about the different CEFR English levels and take a free level test.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is the system that defines and explains the different levels of oral and written expression and comprehension for languages, including English.

There are six levels of reference, divided into three blocks: basic user for levels A1 and A2, independent user for B1 and B2 and proficient user for C1 and C2.

Understanding your English level

Our online content and courses are available at CEFR levels: level A1 (elementary), level A2 (pre-intermediate), level B1 (intermediate), level B2 (upper-intermediate) and level C1 (advanced). 

In this section, you can find out more about these different English levels. You can also take a free level test to get an indication of your English level.

English courses near you