English Language Level Test

This is a series of quick tests that will give you a rough idea of your level of English on a scale of 0 to 5.

There are five tests altogether at different levels. The five levels are very approximately:

Level Description CEFR Cambridge ESOL IELTS


Level 0 No knowledge of English        
Level 1 Elementary level of English A2 KET 3.0 400/97/32
Level 2 Low intermediate level of English B1 PET 4.0 450/133/45
Level 3 High intermediate level of English B2 FCE 5.0 500/173/61
Level 4 Advanced level of English C1 CAE 6.0 550/213/80
Level 5 Proficient in English C2 CPE 7.0 600/250/100

You start at the level that you think is correct for you and keep on answering the questions until the test finishes and you are given a level. If you get a high mark on one test you will move on to a higher level test. If you get a low mark on a test you will move on to a test at a lower level.

Use the increase font/text size menu item (View Menu in Netscape and Internet Explorer) to change the size of the text if you want.

Where do you want to start?

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Tests are taken from Penguin English Tests: Books 1 - 5 by Jake Allsop.