English Ability Level Chart

What's your English ability level?

This English ability chart is an easy way to check if your English ability level is right to make the most out of Simply Better English. For a more detailed  listening, reading, speaking, and writing abilities chart, click here (in English), or here (for German).

Is your level right for Simply Better English?

Simply Better English is optimized for the a 3-7 English ability level on the chart below. The absolute level sweet spot for SImply Better English is level 4, 5, or 6. If you are level 7 you will go through the course faster. And it you are at level 3 it will take you longer to master everything in the course. 

Level

Simply Better English?

Description

CEFR level *

9

No: your level is too high for the course

I speak and understand English fluently.

C2

8

No: your level is too high for the course

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

C1

7

Yes: you will love the course. And it will be easier for you than at lower ability levels.

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and sometimes people do not understand me clearly

B2

6

Yes: you will love the course.

I can communicate without much difficulty but still make quite a lot of mistakes and misunderstand sometimes.

B2

5

Yes: you will love the course.

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

B1

4

Yes: you will love the course.

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

B1

3

Yes:  This a grey zone. Please see the detailed information here (in English), or here (for German). And/or get in touch with me for a quick 5-10 minute check on the phone or Zoom.

I can communicate simply and understand only in very familiar situations and with difficulty.

A2

2

No: Simply Better English will be too difficult for you.

I can say and understand a few things in English.

A1

1

No: Simply Better English will be too difficult for you.

I do not speak any English.

A0

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