English Level A1 (Beginner)
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basicphrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introducehim/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details suchas where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in asimple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared tohelp.
Similar to Cambridge BULATS score 10-19, Young Learners English (YLE) Movers.
English Level A2 (Elementary English)
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information,shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Similar to Cambridge KEY (KET) certificate, BULATS score 20-39, CLB/CELPIP 4,YLE Flyers.
English Level B1 (Intermediate English)
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.2Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Similar to Cambridge Preliminary (PET), BEC Preliminary,BULATS score 40-59,CLB/CELPIP 5, CAEL 50, IELTS level 4, English TOEFL score 57-86.
English Level B2 (Upper-Intermediate)
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete andabstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Caninteract with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction withnative speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear,detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issuegiving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Similar to Cambridge First Certificate- English FCE certificate, BECVantage,BULATS score 60-74, CLB/CELPIP 6-7, CAEL 60, IELTS levels 5-6,TOEFL 87-109.
English Level C1 (Advanced English)
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured,detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Similar to Cambridge Advanced (CAE), BEC Higher,BULATS score 75-89,CLB/CELPIP 8-9, CAEL 70, IELTS level 7, TOEFL 110-120, TOEIC score 880.
English Level C2 (Proficiency)
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
Similar to Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE),BULATS score 90-100,CLB/CELPIP 10-12, CAEL 80-90, IELTS exam 8-9.