ESOL Qualifications and CEFR levels

LanguageCert International ESOL Qualifications and CEFR levels

Levels of LanguageCert International ESOL (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) qualifications, as mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR):

CEFR Levels CEFR Titles LanguageCert Titles
A1 Breakthrough Preliminary
A2 Waystage Access
B1 Threshold Achiever
B2 Vantage Communicator
C1 Effective operational proficiency Expert
C2 Mastery Mastery

What does each level mean?


You can use everyday expressions and very basic phrases for practical needs, ask and answer questions about personal details, understand short texts on familiar topics, obtain information from signs and symbols and write simple sentences in documents, e.g. forms.



You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions, communicate in tasks requiring exchange of information, obtain information from short documents, familiar sources, signs and symbols, and write to communicate with some awareness of intended audience.



You can understand main points of clear standard communication, convey information, feelings and opinions on familiar topics, engage in discussion to reach shared understanding, produce simple connected text and describe experiences, events, hopes and ambitions.



You can understand main ideas of complex communication, interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity without strain for either party, engage in discussion in familiar and unfamiliar situations, and communicate in detail, appropriate to purpose and audience.



You can understand demanding texts and recognise implicit meaning, use language fluently and spontaneously, engage in discussion making clear and effective contributions, produce well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects and communicate ideas effectively.



You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read, summarise information, reconstruct arguments and accounts coherently, and express yourself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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