Level of English fluency

Application form guide

A1: Beginner

This is where you can use very simple expressions and talk about yourself in a basic way. You need the other person to talk slowly to understand.

A2: Elementary

If you have an elementary level, you can understand frequently used expressions and give basic personal information. You can talk about simple things on familiar topics.

B1: Intermediate

If you can deal with most situations when traveling, describe experiences and events, and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans, then you have a B1 level.

B2: Upper Intermediate

This is where you feel comfortable in MOST situations. You can interact spontaneously and with a degree of fluency with native speakers, and people can understand you without too much difficulty.

C1: Advanced

This is where things are really flowing, and you don’t need to search for expressions. This is fluency. And… you can use language in a flexible way for social, academic, and professional purposes. (Note: B2 and C1 might sound similar, but there is a big difference between them)

C2: Proficient

If you have this level, you don’t need my help! This is where you understand virtually EVERYTHING you hear or read. You understand humor, subtle differences, and YOU speak very fluently.