What CEFR Levels are Covered at IQ Global?



The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) ranges from A1-C2 and at IQ Global we cover A1-C1 levels across a range of courses and resources. English Voice, for example, is a signature course that has been designed on a spiral curriculum, so you study the same forty topics in more complex ways at each level. Usually, you can identify your overall level – you might have some English knowledge and be A2 for example. How do you know when you’re ready to move on to B1? Or if you’re at B2 level, what do you need to learn to become a proficient (C1) English language user? This is where the CEFR descriptions become very useful. They not only help you identify your own skills but also help educators to identify the point a learner is starting from and what they need to progress. The CEFR is a worldwide standard for measuring European language skills. How are these language skills measured? There are five categories:

Spoken Interaction, Spoken Production, Listening, Reading, and Writing.



The CEFR is recognized as a trusted source for measuring language skills and is the reference IQ Global uses for planning and developing courses like English Voice. You may be familiar with the abilities of each level already, but if not, this blog will provide you with an easy reference to the CEFR!


Firstly, there are three branches (A, B and C) and two levels within each branch.

A1 and A2 are basic learners who need a lot of support when interacting in English.

B1 and B2 are known as independent learners because they can communicate in most common (everyday) situations.

C1 and C2 are known as advanced and proficient users. At these levels, you are able to use complex vocabulary both