Language Level Test

Online Level Tests

Our online level test is a multiple-choice grammar test, which will give you an approximate indication of your ability level, based on the Common European and American Council Reference frameworks. The advantage of our online test is that you get instant feedback and a clear idea of your level. We may also request a writing sample, oral test and needs analysis when necessary.If you are not a complete beginner, we recommend you take a level test so we can plan the course outline and prepare materials accordingly. Take your online level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

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Language Level Tests

Arabic Cantonese Czech Danish Dutch
English French German Italian Japanese
Mandarin Polish Portuguese Russian Serbo-Croatian
Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish

 

Our Levels

Our course levels are based on these internationally recognized systems, so you have a universally accepted reference for your studies. We recommend at least 100-200 hours of study to adequately cover each CEFR / ACTFL level. This represents a mix of guided study and self-study in the form of homework and other revision / practice.

This guide is reflected in our course structure, which is designed to give you a solid foundation in the language whilst providing you with enough time to cover each level sufficiently. The structure is of course flexible and adaptable, depending on your prior language skills, individual preferences and goals.

CEFR*/ ACTFL** Reference CEFR*
Level Names
ACTFL**
Level Names
Cactus
Levels
A1 Beginner Novice
(Low/Mid/High)
Beginner 1
Beginner 2
Beginner 3
A2 Elementary Intermediate
(Low/Mid)
Elementary 1
Elementary 2
Elementary 3
B1 Intermediate Intermediate High Intermediate 1
Intermediate 2
Intermediate 3
B2 Upper Intermediate Advanced
(Low/Mid/High)
Upper Intermediate 1
Upper Intermediate 2
Upper Intermediate 3
C1 Advanced Superior Advanced 1
Advanced 2
Advanced 3
C2 Proficient Distinguished Proficient 1
Proficient 2
Proficient 3

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

**American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines (ACTFL)

Level Descriptions

Once you have your test score, find out more about your level from our level descriptions.

These will detail what you should be able to do and understand in your target language, at the following levels: beginner; elementary; intermediate; upper intermediate; advanced; proficient.

Choose from over 20 Languages

> English > Czech > German > Japanese > Russian
> Arabic > Danish > Greek > Korean > Spanish
> Catalan > Dutch > Hebrew > Norwegian > Swedish
> Chinese > Finnish > Hindi > Polish > Thai
> Croatian > French > Italian > Portuguese > Turkish