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How do the levels of LanguageCert exams compare to levels of the CEFR?
You can see this comparison for LanguageCert International ESOL exams here
You can see this comparison for LanguageCert USAL esPro BULATS tests here
What is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)?

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. The six CEFR levels are becoming widely accepted as the European and global standards for grading an individual's language proficiency.

 

CEFR levels

CEFR titles

LanguageCert ESOL levels

esPro BULATS Scores

A1

Breakthrough

Preliminary

10 - 19

A2

Waystage

Access

20 - 39

B1

Threshold

Achiever

40 - 59

B2

Vantage

Communicator

60 - 74

C1

Effective Operational Proficiency

Expert

75 - 89

C2

Mastery

Mastery

90 - 100

How do I know which level the learner is at?
• By looking at the sample questions provided on the website, teachers should be able to assess whether a student can cope with the demands of a certain level of examination after a brief interview.
• By doing the ESOL placement test available on our website.
• By referencing the CEFR can-do statements.