Can hold simple, slow conversations. Can use basic sentences to introduce themselves or state their hobbies and interests.
Vocabulary Size: 3,000 words
Grammar Points: 27+
Can use basic English, understand daily-life conversations, and converse with native English speakers, but cannot have lengthy discussions or use English in the work environment.
Vocabulary Size: 4,500-5,000 words
Grammar Points: 18+
Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling. Can produce simple text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest, but cannot explain things in detail or give precise explanations for opinions or viewpoints.
Vocabulary Size: 7,500-9,000 words
Grammar Points: 22+
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options, but may encounter difficulties in unfamiliar topics. Can work in an English enviornment and understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
Vocabulary Size: 10,000-12,000 words
Grammar Points: 21+
English ability close to that of a native speaker. Can independently and proficiently use English to describe most things accurately. Competent in a professional or academic English environment. Can express opinions fluently on complex topics, and can write articles with strong arguments and precise wording.
Vocabulary Size: 14,000+ words
Grammar Points: 20+