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English Level
C2: Proficient

Based on your answers in the self-assessment tool, your English level is *C2: Proficient. At this level, you can:

  • understand with ease virtually everything heard or read
  • summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation
  • express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations

Note: The results of this self-assessment should not be considered as an official evaluation.

English level C2 is the sixth of six levels of English in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a definition of different language levels written by the Council of Europe.

Here's a summary of the CEFR:

A1: Beginner

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce himself/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2: Elementary

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1: Intermediate

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2: Upper Intermediate

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1: Advanced

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express himself/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2: Proficient

You are here!

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

Other than using this free self-assessment tool, you can take a standardised test to determine your level of English. Standardised tests are usually scored and will determine your level based on those scores. Such tests include IELTS, TOEIC, the Cambridge English Scale, TOEFL iBT, and the Global Scale of English (Pearson).

So what else can you do with a C2 level in English?

At this level, you are essentially at the native level. This means you can read and write on any subject, express emotions and opinions with nuance, and actively participate in any academic or professional setting.

What level should you be at?

The target for university and college graduates is B2. The higher level C1 is a requirement only for those in specific careers such as English language teachers. Since you’re already above the C1 level, you may want to continue mastering the language to maintain this level of fluency.

What should you be focusing on?

We believe that learning English is a continuous process and even at the proficient level, there’s always something new to learn. Maybe you want to improve your skills in public speaking, negotiating, or persuading. These skills go beyond just being proficient in English, and even native speakers require training in these skills. Set goals for yourself so that you can live up to your potential as a competent individual in the English-speaking world. You can consider enrolling in courses and classes to level-up those skills.

What’s next for you?

Your focus should be on levelling-up your skills so you can advance even further in your personal and professional life. You may want to learn presentation skills, persuasive speaking and writing skills, and techniques to elaborate and express opinions effectively.

You can start learning some of these skills by watching these video lessons on our blog:

 

Or listen to our podcast, The My English Matters Podcast. It’s available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. We update the podcast with new episodes regularly!

Are you ready to take your learning to the next level?

Based on your current level of English, we believe that the most suitable programme for you is Communicate with Confidence. This online course will teach you how to better express your feelings and opinions, with tips and techniques to improve your communication skills, and coaching calls to practise with other students.

Communicate with Confidence will teach you how to...

  • create a confident mindset to cope with shyness and nerves when it comes to speaking English
  • use relevant speaking frameworks and phrases to help you express your thoughts clearly  
  • improve your pronunciation and use your voice to speak dynamically 
  • keep a conversation going naturally during small talk, and contribute effectively during meetings and discussions
  • respond to challenging situations at work in a polite and professional way

 

Read everything you need to know about Communicate with Confidence here.

A final note from
the My English Matters team

Thank you for using this self-assessment tool!

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