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< The CEFR and EF SET

Advanced English

C1/C2

Proficient user

EF SET

60 - 100

Equivalent to C1/C2 CEFR levels

    < The CEFR and EF SET

    Advanced English

    Equivalent to C1/C2 CEFR levels

      C1/C2

      Proficient user

      EF SET

      60 - 100

      Mastering fluent English

      Learning English is a continuous process and even at an advanced level, there's always something new to learn. Using your English daily will ensure you develop your advanced English and maintain your fluency. Whether you are selling your company’s products, negotiating a business deal or hosting an event in English, set goals for yourself and use that as motivation to add value to your already fluent English.

      Here is some advice for achieving and maintaining an advanced level and becoming fluent in English:

      • Keep in mind that within the English language, there are many accents – American English, British English, Australian English, Indian English, etc. To improve your fluent English, challenge yourself by exposing your ear to a wide range of English accents. Better yet, spend time in an unfamiliar English-speaking country. Put yourself in social, academic or work situations where only English is spoken and do your best to pick up every word and every nuance.

      • Immerse yourself in advanced English. Watch movies and TV and listen to the radio from many different countries without subtitles. Make phone calls in English. Meet and spend time with English speaking friends and colleagues. Jump into professional conversations rather than sitting in the back row.

      • Listen carefully and try to get more than the basic meaning. If you listen carefully to fluent English speakers—to the way humor is expressed, to the way they share their frustrations—and start to tune in to the nuances used by those who know fluent English, you'll find your advanced English mastery broadening every day.

      • Even if you think you're at an advanced level, continue to assess your advanced English by taking the EF SET. The test measures all levels from beginner to fluent, and it is an accurate way to check your English level.


      Advanced English tests

      The best way to assess your level in English is to take a reliable standardized test. See below for a list of major recognized tests and their corresponding C1/C2 scores:

      Test

      Score equivalent to the C1-C2 level¹

      EF SET Quick Check86 - 100%
      EF SET 50-min61 - 100
      IELTS6.5 - 9.0
      TOEIC (R&L) Total945 - 990
      Cambridge English Scale180 - 230
      TOEFL iBT95 - 120
      Global Scale of English (Pearson)76 - 90
      1. For full score comparisons, please visit our English Score page


      15

      MIN

      QUICK CHECK



      Start with a quick check of your English skills
      50

      MIN

      EF SET



      Get your EF SET Certificate™ in less than an hour