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Converting CEFR Level to IELTS Band Score
Asked by: Ashish2010
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Posted on Sun, 19 Sep 2010 04:06:30 GMT
Question Description
How to convert CEFR Levels to IELTS band scores? I got confused about the minimum requirements of English Language proficiency to obtain study visa of UK as the requirements are written in a CEFR term which is unfamiliar to me.
Answer

Well, CEFR stands for Common European Framework of References. It is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe. Its main aim is to provide a method of assessing and teaching which applies to all languages in Europe.

The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions which can be divided into six levels:

A Basic Speaker
A1 Breakthrough
A2 Waystage

B Independent Speaker
B1 Threshold
B2 Vantage

C Proficient Speaker
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency
C2 Mastery

CEFR Levels can be compared with IELTS band scores to see whether you meet the minimum criteria of English language proficiency requirements.

Comparison of CEFR Levels and IELTS Band Scores

CEFR Level A1 = IELTS 1.0-2.5
CEFR Level A2 = IELTS 3.0
CEFR Level B1 = IELTS 3.5-4.5
CEFR Level B2 = IELTS 5.0-6.0
CEFR Level C1 = IELTS 6.5-7.0
CEFR Level C2 = IELTS 7.5-9.0

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