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11 levels of English Language proficiency

 

- 11 levels of English Language proficiency are for companies that want to evaluate their employee’s performance in English more detail.

 

Level 1: Authentic

- Level 1 speakers are able to communicate with ease in all situations, whether familiar or unfamiliar. Their vocabulary is wide and varied, with word choice being consistently appropriate and meaningful. They are able to paraphrase accurately, and use idiomatic expressions appropriately. They display consistent and accurate use of grammatical structure and sentence patterns. Pronunciation is clear and shows no trace of native accent. There is a definite flow to speech, with no awkward pauses or hesitation. Level 1 speakers always respond immediately, appropriately, and informatively.
 

Level 2: High-Advanced

- Level 2 speakers are able to communicate their ideas effectively in nearly all situations. Their speech is marked by the use of detail to create appropriate and informative responses.  Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are usually well-controlled, with only rare errors which almost never interfere with meaning. They display a wide vocabulary, and are able to paraphrase consistently and effectively. There is a trace of regional accent, but this does not interfere with understanding. Level 2 speakers are able to speak at length with relative ease, with rare pauses or hesitation which does not necessarily interfere with meaning.
 

Level 3: Advanced

- Level 3 speakers are usually able to communicate their ideas effectively in nearly all situations.  Their responses are often immediate, and are usually appropriate and informative. Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are usually well-controlled, with occasional errors which seldom interfere with meaning. They often display appropriate word choice, and can usually paraphrase when lacking vocabulary in unusual or unexpected circumstances. Their speech is usually clear and understandable, although there is a marked regional accent. Level 3 speakers are generally able to speak fluently, with only occasional pauses or fillers which seldom interfere with meaning
 
Level 4: High-Intermediate
- Level 4 speakers are generally able to communicate their ideas in most situations. Their responses are mostly immediate, and are generally appropriate and informative. Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are commonly well controlled, with occasional errors which sometimes interfere with meaning. Their word choice is generally appropriate, and they can often paraphrase successfully when lacking vocabulary in unusual or unexpected circumstances.  Though they speak with a marked regional accent, it only sometimes interferes with understanding. Level 4 speakers may occasionally exhibit unnecessary pauses or fillers, which would sometimes interfere with meaning.
 
Level 5: Intermediate
- Level 5 speakers are generally able to communicate their ideas in common situations, but may occasionally have trouble when dealing with unfamiliar or uncommon events. Their responses are generally immediate, but may occasionally be inappropriate or lack detail. Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are still generally well controlled, although the speaker will sometimes commit errors which would interfere with meaning. Word choice is generally appropriate, but is sometimes unable to paraphrase effectively. There is an obvious regional accent which sometimes interferes with understanding. Level 5 speakers sometimes exhibit unnecessary pauses and fillers, which can interfere with meaning.
 
Level 6: Low-Intermediate
- Level 6 speakers are generally able to communicate their ideas in common situations, but are sometimes unable to effectively respond when dealing with unfamiliar or uncommon situations.  Their responses are generally delayed, and are commonly inappropriate or lack detail.  Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are generally not well controlled, with errors that commonly interfere with understanding. Word choice is also generally inappropriate, and attempts at paraphrasing are commonly inadequate to convey the meaning effectively. Regional accent is heavy, and occasionally interfere with understanding. Level 6 speakers commonly exhibit unnecessary pauses and fillers, which are generally distracting.
 
Level 7: High-Basic
- Level 7 speakers generally have a difficult time communicating their ideas in common situations, and are often unable to effectively respond when dealing with unfamiliar or uncommon situations.  Their responses are often delayed, and are usually inappropriate or lack detail. Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are often inappropriate, with errors that usually interfere with understanding. Word choice is commonly inappropriate, and is usually unable to paraphrase effectively. Regional accent is heavy, and commonly interferes with understanding. Level 7 speakers usually exhibit unnecessary pauses and fillers, which are often distracting.
 
Level 8:         Basic
- Level 8 speakers usually have a difficult time communicating their ideas in common situations, and are frequently unable to effectively respond when dealing with unfamiliar or uncommon situations. Responses are frequently delayed, and are often inappropriate or lack detail.  Frequent grammatical structure and sentence pattern errors are committed, which almost always interfere with understanding. Word choice is usually inappropriate, and attempts at paraphrasing almost always fail. Regional accent is very heavy, which frequently interferes with understanding.  Level 8 speakers frequently exhibit unnecessary pauses and fillers, which are definitely distracting.
 
Level 9: Low-Basic
- Level 9 speakers frequently have a difficult time communicating their ideas in common situations, and are almost always unable to effectively respond when dealing with unfamiliar or uncommon situations. Responses are almost always delayed, and are frequently inappropriate or lack detail.  Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are almost always uncontrolled, with errors committed always interfering with understanding. Word choice is frequently inappropriate, and attempts at paraphrasing almost always fail. Regional accent is very heavy, which almost always interferes with understanding. Level 9 speakers almost always exhibit unnecessary pauses and fillers and speak in a slow and halting manner, which is always distracting.
 
Level 10: Beginner-Basic

- Level 10 speakers almost always have a difficult time communicating their ideas, even in common and familiar situations. Responses are always delayed, and are almost always inappropriate or lack detail. Grammatical structure and sentence patterns are uncontrolled, which always interfere with understanding. Word choice is almost always inappropriate, and level 10 speakers are unable to paraphrase. Speech is may be nearly impossible to understand because of the regional accent. Level 10 speakers speak in a slow and halting manner, which are always distracting.

 
Level 11: No mastery

- Level 11 speakers may exhibit a vocabulary of a handful of memorized words and isolated phrases only. They are unable to communicate in a meaningful way.