CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a standardized system to assess language proficiency, ensuring consistency in communication evaluations.

Created by Oya Gücer Kay / February, 2024

In both the General English Language Test (GELT) and the Grammar, Expression, and Structure in Written English (GESWE), results are measured on a scale from 0% to 100%. This evaluation adheres to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or CEFRL) – a comprehensive standard formulated by the Council of Europe for assessing language proficiency.

The CEFR, a beacon for language learning, teaching, and assessment, offers a nuanced framework that transcends borders. Its influence extends beyond Europe, becoming a global benchmark for characterizing language achievements. As we present your GELT and GESWE results within the 0% to 100% spectrum, we align with the CEFR, providing a universal language for understanding language proficiency levels.

Incorporating the CEFR as the foundation of our assessment approach ensures not just precision in evaluation but also alignment with modern global language education standards. By adhering to the CEFR, our commitment transcends regional boundaries, offering a universal framework for comprehending language proficiency levels. Navigate your language assessments with confidence, assured that our methodology aligns with the esteemed standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, fostering a global perspective on language proficiency.

English Level A1

Signifies the ability to employ basic phrases to fulfill basic needs and engage in elementary interactions, assuming the other party communicates clearly. This level reflects a foundational language competency, enabling effective communication in various practical contexts.

English Level A2

Signifies the capability to employ English in everyday tasks and activities, comprehending common phrases related to personal information or employment topics. This level reflects a practical language proficiency that facilitates effective communication in routine scenarios.

English Level B1

Indicates the ability to engage in simple conversations about familiar topics, describe experiences deliberately, and handle most travel-related situations. This level represents a practical language proficiency that enables effective communication in a range of everyday and travel contexts.

English Level B2

Reflects the capability to communicate confidently across various topics, engage in conversations with native speakers effortlessly and spontaneously, and comprehend the main ideas presented in texts related to familiar subjects. This level denotes a proficient language ability, allowing for effective communication and comprehension in diverse contexts.

English Level C1

Signifies the capacity to articulate thoughts fluently in nearly any situation, effortlessly expressing ideas without the need to search for words. Additionally, individuals at this level can produce clear and detailed texts on challenging subjects, showcasing an advanced language proficiency that enables effective communication in a wide range of contexts.

English Level C2

Represents complete mastery of the English language. Individuals at this level exhibit an unparalleled command, capable of discerning nuanced meanings even in complex situations. This advanced proficiency reflects an exceptional ability to communicate effectively and precisely across various contexts.

Utilize the clarity provided by the CEFR levels to strategically select the proficiency required for the position you are hiring for. Tailor your hiring process with precision using TestInvite, ensuring a streamlined and effective evaluation of your candidates' language capabilities.

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