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what are the different levels?

I keep seeing people say like B1 A1 etc. What are these levels and what is the fluency of each one? Thank for any help (:

May 28, 2017



It's the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

In simple words, they're references that label how much a person is actively proficient in a certain language. The levels from lowest to highest go as follows: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, being "A1" the lowest" and "C2" the highest".

I'd like to mention that I have been personally told by an official examiner in my city that the C2 level, which is the highest, is considered to be difficult even for those who are native to the languages the framework examines, so it pretty much goes from "beginner" to "native-like" levels.


Common European Framework (CEFR). A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2. A1 is just starting and C2 is fluent.

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