C1 Advanced

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a list of various language proficiency levels created by the Council of Europe, lists English at level C1, which is the fifth level of English. This level is officially referred to as “advanced,” which is also what it might be described in common usage. Students are able to work independently, accurately, and in practically any context at this level, without any prior preparation, on a wide range of subjects.

What is your English level?

Find out your A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 level of English with our quick, free online test.

What can someone with an English C1 level do?

Full functionality at work or in school is possible with English at the C1 level. The C1 level would permit complete independence in a nation where English is the primary language.

A person with English language proficiency at the C1 level would:

  • able to comprehend a variety of difficult, lengthy texts and discern underlying meaning.
  • possess the ability to speak clearly and without having to fumble about for words.
  • possess the ability to effectively and flexibly employ language in social, academic, and professional contexts.
  • can write writing that is understandable, well-structured, and thorough about complicated topics while demonstrating the careful use of organizational patterns, linkages, and cohesive devices.

Details of C1 level English proficiency

For instructional purposes, the official can-do statements are divided into smaller sections. You can evaluate your own English proficiency using this more thorough skill breakdown, or a teacher can use it to evaluate a student’s proficiency.

For instance, a student in English at level C1 will be able to perform everything that a student at level B2 can do in addition to:

  • address in depth success-related topics, such as creating a successful team.
  • Describe in detail your favorite paintings and your favorite architectural styles.
  • Discuss societal issues, potential fixes, and the role that corporations can play.
  • take part in conversations on habitat protection, sustainability, and conservation.
  • Discuss current events and concerns and how they effect people and businesses.
  • Discuss life’s dangers, such as leaving a job and participating in dangerous sports.
  • examine and contrast the various educational modalities and specific institutions.
  • talk about numerous comedy styles, including subdued ones like sarcasm.
  • recognize several communication modalities, such as direct, indirect, formal, and informal.
  • Discuss topics affecting your quality of life, such as work-life balance and the atmosphere in your house.
  • comprehend and debate moral dilemmas, such as civil disobedience.

What is your English level?

Find out your A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 level of English with our quick, free online test.