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CEFR

Common European Framework of Reference for European Languages

CEFR LEVELS

CEFR LEVELS

Launched in 2001, the CEFR organises language proficiency in six levels, A1 to C2, which can be regrouped into three broad levels: Basic User, Independent User and Proficient User.

UK Equivalent

CEFR Level Broad level Proficiency UK Equivalent
Basic User
A1
Beginner
-
A2
Elementary
GCSE A* - C
Independent User
B1
Lower Intermediate
AS Level A* - C
B2
Upper Intermediate
A2 Level A* - C
Proficient User
C1
Advanced
University
C2
Advanced Plus
Near fluent

CEFR Global scale

Self-assessment

Qualitative aspects of spoken language use