Level Chart

Common European Framework (CEF)

TOEFL iBT

IELTS

Cambridge ESOL

 International House Tbilisi

At the End of the Course

C2


Mastery


Level 5

 

115 

 

8.5+

 

CPE

 

Proficiency 


Learners now have an understanding of English similar to an educated native speaker and have the ability to use the language in any situation.

C1


Effective Operational Proficiency


Level 4

 

 

110

 

8

 

CAE 

 

Post-Advanced  

Learners are developing an understanding of and an ability to produce the subtleties and complexities of the language, although they may still require some work on accuracy.

C1


Effective Operational Proficiency

Level 4

 

 

 90+

 

7

 

 

 

Advanced

Learners are able to use a wide range of language effectively in a variety of contexts and can easily comprehend natural spoken and written English.

B2


Vantage

Level 3

 

 60+

 

6

 

FCE

 

Pre-Advanced 

Learners have a wide range of vocabulary and a command of all basic grammatical structures. They can use English in a variety of contexts and are beginning to appreciate many of the complexities of the language.

 B2

Vantage

Level 3

 

40+

 

 5.5

 

 

 

Upper Intermediate

Learners are developing their language skills and can communicate quite fluently in most everyday situations. Their ability to express more complex ideas is beginning to develop, although their language is not always accurate.

B1


Threshold


Level 2

 

35

 

4 – 5

 

PET

 

Intermediate

Although their vocabulary and grammar are limited in range, learners are able to communicate in most basic everyday situations. They are beginning to deal confidently with authentic listening and reading material.

A2

Waystage

Level 2

 

 

 

 

 

KET

 


 Pre-Intermediate

Learners are able to communicate adequately in simple everyday situations. Their range of vocabulary and ability to manipulate grammatical structure is developing, as is their ability to comprehend oral and written English.

A2

Waystage

Level 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elementary

Learners can communicate at a basic level and can deal with some situations necessary to survive in an English-speaking environment. Their comprehension of English is limited but a foundation has been laid for further learning.


A1


Breakthrough


Level 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginner

Learners can communicate at a minimal level. They would have serious difficulties in an English-speaking environment.