The *Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) is a standard guide for teaching and learning languages created by the Council of Europe. It used to measure the level of comprehension and oral and written expression in a language and ensures the equivalence between different official degrees offered by universities and academies. Encourages the mobility of citizens through a linguistic portfolio that summarizes the domain of each language.

This is the table of equivalence of levels that NELC offers regarding the CEFR.

Levels and CEFR equivalence


Level CERF C2Expert
Level CERF C1Superior
Advanced 3
Level CERF B2Advanced 2
Advanced 1
Level CERF B1Intermediate 3
Intermediate 2
Level CERF A2Intermediate 1
Basic 3
Level CERF A1Basic 2
Basic 1