English
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USE the table below to understand standard English language levels. If you are curious about your current English language level, take our ENGLISH LEVEL QUIZ!

English Level Overview

 Level

CEFR Level

 Which course(s)?
 Beginner  0 IELTS 1-2
TOEIC 0-150
In a few weeks:
  • be able to shop or travel with basic English
  • know the fundamentals of English pronunciation
General English

Vacation and Travel English

 Elementary  A1 IELTS 2-3 
TOEIC 151-300 
CAMBRIDGE KET
By the end of this level:
  • make simple sentences and reply to simple questions
  • talk about likes/dislikes, family and routines
  • order a meal in a  restaurant
  • go shopping and understand and write basic text
General English


Vacation and Travel
Pre-Intermediate  A2 IELTS 3-4 
TOEFL iBT 0-31 
TOEIC 301-400
By the end of this level:
  • talk with confidence (go shopping, book a hotel room)
  • make conversation in English
  • write & understand simple written text
  • understand a wider range of grammar and vocabulary
General English

Vacation and Travel
Intermediate  B1 IELTS 4-5 
TOEFL iBT 31-34 
TOEIC 401-525 
CAMBRIDGE PET
By the end of this level:
  • take part in routine conversations
  • write & understand simple written text
  • make notes & understand most of the general meaning of lectures, meetings, TV programmes
  • extract basic information from a written document.

General English

Vacation and Travel

Exam courses

University Pathways

Business English (not available in San Francisco)

Upper intermediate  B2 IELTS 5-6 
TOEFL iBT 35-59 
TOEIC 526-750 
CAMBRIDGE FCE
By the end of this level:
  • take part in extended conversations
  • write &  understand most text, including a simple essay
  • understand most of a TV programme, presentation or lecture, but not technical or theoretical information
General English

Vacation and Travel

Exam courses

English in Action

University Pathways
 Advanced  C1 IELTS 6-7 
TOEFL iBT 60-93
TOEIC 751-900
CAMBRIDGE CAE
By the end of this level:
  • take part in lengthy conversations & discussions
  • write and understand most text including formal, academic and professional documents
  • easily understand TV, plays, films, lectures and presentations
General English

Vacation and Travel

Exam courses

English in Action

University Pathways
 Proficient  C2 IELTS 7-8 
TOEFL iBT 94-109
TOEIC 901+ 
CAMBRIDGE CPE
 
To improve:
  • Increase your understanding of the nuances of the language
  • engage in independent reading to develop your vocabulary further