What is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages?


The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages  (CEFR) is recognised as the most widely used framework to give a student, teacher, or business a reference point for judging their own, or someone’s language ability. We use CEFR to assess and grade students’ English to benchmark levels and assess progress.

The CEFR has 6 levels of language proficiency

CEFR and Cambridge Exams explained

Source: Cambridge English

How do I study for CEFR levels?

What we can see here is how Cambridge Language examinations fit into the CEFR framework and how our grammar explanations fit into your studying schedule.

If you would like to know which level you are and what you should then be studying, we suggest taking the Cambridge tests and then using our easy to understand grammar explanations to work your way to a higher level.

Understanding IELTS Levels

Below is a guide to IELTS results and levels in CEFR so you can make a comparison between Cambridge/CEFR and IELTS levels.