Typically, over time, most of us decide to learn English or to continue this process in the new teacher. A child entering a new school graduates to enter higher education or someone just for the first time recorded in the language courses, or starting to study English on skype — these are the cases when it is necessary to determine the level of English proficiency. If up to this point you do not have to deal with the English language, we can consider this issue resolved. Since you do not know the language, your level is defined as «zero». If you have studied it in school or any other educational institution, or maybe trying to learn by yourself, you have a small evaluation system, which will tell you, and perhaps your future teacher, how do you know the English language. Moreover, often the person who decides to test himself, to know about their language capabilities, such as international exams.
What are the different levels of English proficiency?
Currently, there are several scales to determine the levels of English proficiency. In order not to get lost in them, to better assess their knowledge according to the scale, which recommends the British Council. That is a classification used by the majority of teachers in the Ukraine. Publishing house «Nova book» cycle produces textbooks (Practical English course), which also meet the definition of the scale of knowledge. What is this classification? There are the following levels of English proficiency:
- Beginners / Elementary
Beginners level say those who have just started to learn English. The man with a level of elementary know some of the words in a foreign language, learned the basics of grammar, able to speak in simple sentences and understand the basic idea of the text or conversation.
This level of English means that a person has a large vocabulary, understands more complex grammatical aspects, able to read and understand simple texts and can tell about themselves or talk to other abstract themes.
Language proficiency at this level implies the free use of grammatical means, no difficulties in reading and writing, as well as the ability to understand and speak to any everyday topic. However, a person with this level of English language may experience a shortage of vocabulary.
- Upper Intermediate
A person whose level is defined as «upper intermediate», quite a good command of the English language. He speaks and writes grammatically correct, given the difficult moments. To the knowledge were assessed at this level, you need to read fluently and discuss what they read, expressing their opinions. Also on this level of English language styles supposed to distinguish and manipulate the vocabulary and grammatical nuances inherent in a particular style.
This is the penultimate level of language proficiency and knowledge to have reached this level, it is necessary for a long time and hard to deal with. It should be great to know the grammar, have a rich vocabulary, writing and speaking without errors, and virtually any topic. Moreover, a person is able to understand advanced level specific language (slang, idioms, abbreviations) and put them into practice.
This level of language proficiency determines a person who speaks English almost as a carrier, that is perfection.
Each person, to learn English, it is necessary to determine the level of their knowledge. You can do it right now on our website.
- The test for determining the level: Beginner or Elementary?
- The test for determining the level: Elementary or Pre-Intermediate?
- The test for determining the level: Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate?
- The test for determining the level: Intermediate or Upper-Intermediate?
- The test for determining the level: Upper-Intermediate or Advanced?
Whatever level you had, should not rest on our laurels and continue to improve their knowledge!