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City & Guilds and CEFR levels
Levels for International ESOL and SESOL, as mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference
|CEFR Level||CEFR titles||City & Guilds titles
|C1||Effective operational proficiency||Expert|
Which level is right for me?
You can use everyday expressions & very basic phrases for practical needs; ask & answer questions about personal details; understand short texts on familiar topics & obtain information from signs & symbols; write simple sentences in documents, ie forms.
You can understand sentences & frequently-used expressions; communicate in tasks requiring exchange of information; obtain information from short documents, familiar sources, signs & symbols; write to communicate with some awareness of intended audience
You can understand main points of clear standard communication; convey information, feelings & opinions on familiar topics; engage in discussion to reach shared understanding; produce simple connected text; describe experiences, events, hopes & ambitions.
You can understand main ideas of complex communication; interact with a degree of fluency & spontaneity without strain for either party; engage in discussion in familiar & unfamiliar situations; communicate in detail, appropriate to purpose & audience.
You can understand demanding texts & recognise implicit meaning; use language fluently & spontaneously; engage in discussion making clear & effective contributions; produce well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects; communicate ideas effectively.
You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; summarise information, reconstruct arguments & accounts coherently; express self spontaneously, fluently & precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
with City & Guilds' own publications you are sure to succeed