Find Out Your English Level By Taking Our Free Test

Get an accurate CEFR and ACTFL level score when you complete our test.

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How it works

  1. Take the Test
    Select English and start the test. No need to create an account or provide credit card details – it’s free!
  1. Get your results
    After taking the level test, you will receive your results immediately by email.
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Why Take Our Online English Placement Test?

Undeniably, mastering the English language is a skill that opens doors to literally a world of possibilities. Wherever one may be in the world, the ability to communicate using the English language enables one to relate with others whatever their native tongue may be.

Here at Test Your Language, we recognize that every learner starts from their own unique point, and our online English placement test is here to guide you along the path to mastery of the English language. Our English Placement Test helps you understand exactly where you stand in terms of language proficiency, allowing you to choose learning materials tailored to your skill level. Whether you’re taking your first steps, making steady progress, or already a proficient English speaker, our placement test ensures a personalized and impactful learning experience.

How Our English Placement Test Works

Our English placement test employs a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). This approach customizes the assessment to your unique proficiency level. The test covers essential aspects including auditory or listening comprehension, written proficiency, and English grammar ability, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of your skills.

The CAT dynamically adjusts question complexity based on your responses, ensuring that each question matches your abilities accurately. For those with a strong command of English, the test may extend into more advanced levels, resulting in a detailed assessment. With the CAT, the test duration ranges from a swift 10-minute assessment for beginners to about 1.5 hours for those with extensive expertise.

Put your English skills to the test today and find out which level you are currently at!

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The test is adaptive and will calculate your level based on your specific abilities.


Our comprehensive English proficiency test evaluates your Listening, Reading & Writing skills.


It’s completely free! No credit card details required and no hidden costs.


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English Language Proficiency Levels: CEFR and ACTFL

Our English placement test aligns with two globally recognized language benchmarks: the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. These benchmarks serve as guides, breaking down language skills into distinct levels, providing insights into your strengths and areas for growth.

CEFR Levels for English:
  • A1 – Beginner: You can introduce yourself, ask basic questions, and hold simple conversations.
  • A2 – Elementary: You’re comfortable with everyday tasks and brief exchanges, expressing yourself on familiar topics.
  • B1 – Intermediate: You can confidently converse on familiar subjects, understand main points in texts, and effectively convey your thoughts.
  • B2 – Upper Intermediate: You can discuss diverse topics, comprehend complex texts, and engage in debates with structured arguments.
  • C1 – Advanced: You express yourself fluently, comprehend intricate texts, and convey nuanced ideas.
  • C2 – Proficient: You’re approaching native-like proficiency, understanding almost everything and participating seamlessly in discussions, debates, and written discourse.
ACTFL Levels for English:
  • Novice (Low, Mid, High): You handle basic communication, comprehend simple sentences, and provide fundamental information.
  • Intermediate (Low, Mid, High): You actively participate in conversations, understand complex sentences, and express ideas using various tenses.
  • Advanced (Low, Mid, High): You delve deeper, discussing diverse topics, comprehending detailed texts, and communicating effectively.
  • Superior: You command the language, navigating complex texts, and articulating yourself eloquently, even on abstract themes.
  • Distinguished: You exhibit mastery, effortlessly understanding complex language and communicating with precision and sophistication.


English stands as a universal language, a bridge that connects cultures, industries, and nations across the world. Its importance in today’s global landscape cannot be overstated. It is the language of business, science, diplomacy, and pop culture.

As you start your journey to master the English language, our online English placement test can help guide you. Unlock a personalized and effective learning journey through listening comprehension, written expression, and grammar proficiency. Identify your strengths, discover new horizons, and set forth to excel in the universally vital English language.

Whether you’re pursuing academic excellence, professional growth, or cross-cultural communication, English empowers you to navigate an interconnected world with confidence.

Did you know?

An estimated 840 million people speak English around the world. Known as the global business language, there are 335 million people on the planet who speak it as a first language, and 505 million who speak it as a second language. Which means there is a large number of English speaking countries.

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