English as a Second Language – What’s my English level?
IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), CEFR … what do these mean and how do they compare? More importantly, how do I know what my level is?
Figuring out what your level of English is can be a challenge, especially as different parts of the world use different systems.
The table below should help you place yourself and choose the right course for you.
|9||120||88-90||CPE – A||12||C2||Proficiency / near native|
|8||110||79-87||CPE – A||11|
|7.5||105||73-78||CPE – B||10|
|7||100||63-72||CAE – A||9||C1||Advanced|
|6.5||90||58-62||CAE – B||8|
|6||84||50-57||CAE – C||7||B2||Intermediate|
|6||80||FCE – A||6|
|5.5||71||42-49||FCE – B||B1|
|5||61||35-41||FCE – C||5||Pre-Intermediate|
An important thing to bear in mind is that some exam preparation courses teach students how to answer questions to get maximum marks. Their results may, therefore, not be a true reflection of their real language level.
* This table is meant as a guideline only.