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Language assessment test

Take the free online level test created by our partner Altissia and find out what language level you have on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages scale:

This language assessment test assesses your knowlege of grammar, vocabulary and everyday phrases used in both general conversation and in a professional environment . This test, the result of months of research, is adaptive, with the questions becoming either more or less difficult, in accordance with your given answers. The final result is an accurate reflexion of your language level in line with the European Framework of Reference.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The CEFR was established in 2001 by the European Council and provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabi, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. across Europe. It is a comprehensive, transparent and coherent frame of reference for language learning and teaching. It divides the language learning path into 6 broad levels.

A1 - Breakthrough or beginner

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way.

A2 - Waystage or elementary

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 Basic need.

B1 - Threshold or pre-intermediate

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. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Vantage or intermediate

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native 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 issue giving the advantages and Independent disadvantages of various options.

C1 / C2 - Effective Operational Proficiency or upper intermediate and Mastery or advanced

C1: 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 controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2: 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.