Your English Level
When you start a course at Rose of York, you will have a placement test. This test includes grammar, vocabulary, writing and speaking. We will test your English level using the results from this test and put you in the correct class.
You will take a test every five weeks. We do this so we can see your progress and English level. If you improve enough by the end of the term, you can move up a level. You must score 80%, or more, on the test to move levels. Many of our students progress well during their time at Rose of York.
At Rose of York, we follow the Common European Framework of Reference for English language levels (CEFR A1-C2). You can check your current level by looking at the tables below.
What do these levels mean?
You can check your current level by looking at the ‘Can Do’ CEFR table below:
CEFR A1 (Elementary)
CEFR A2 (Pre-Intermediate)
CEFR B1 (Intermediate)
CEFR B2 (Upper-Intermediate)
CEFR C1 (Advanced)
CEFR C2 (Proficiency)
How long will it take?
You can see how long it may take you to get to the English level you need:
|Your level now||Approximate Study time||Your new level||Cambridge Exam level / IELTS Score|
|Elementary A1||Study 15-20 weeks||Pre Intermediate A2||KET / IELTS 2.5 – 3.5|
|Pre-Intermediate A2||Study 15-20 weeks||Intermediate B1||PET / IELTS 4.0 – 5.0|
|Intermediate B1||Study 15-20 weeks||Upper Intermediate B2||FCE / IELTS 5.5 – 6.5|
|Upper Intermediate B2||Study 20 weeks||Advanced C1||CAE / IELTS 7.0 – 8.0|
|Advanced C1||Study 20 weeks||Proficiency C2||CPE / IELTS 8.5 – 9.0|
Depending on your needs, we encourage students to have a goal. Having a goal will help you to focus on what you want to achieve. For example, students who want to go to university need to take the IELTS exam and get a certain score. In the past, students studying at Rose of York for the Academic IELTS exam achieved the following results:
|IELTS SCORE BAND||TOTAL % OF STUDENTS|
If students have a goal, for example, if students want to improve their listening or conversation, we can help you get there. With specific goals, our teachers can suggest extra tasks or ideas to help you focus.
If you would like to know your English level, take a test, now. Once completed, one of our teachers can mark it and reply to you with your perceived level.
If you have any questions, at all, please do not hesitate to contact us!