The CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) describes language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for beginners up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing, such as teachers or learners, to see the level of different qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions can easily compare Cambridge qualifications to other exams in their country.

The diagram below shows all of the Cambridge English exams on the CEFR scale.

You can find out more about the CEFR by watching a short video here: and download documents to support teaching and learning with the CEFR.

In Speak & Improve, you get a score after you complete each Part of the test (there are 5 Parts in each test). Your score will look like this:

You will see your score for the Parts you have completed on the CEFR scale. You will also see a 'Confidence' score as a percentage (%). This score shows how confident (sure or certain) Sandi, the speech robot, is about the score you have been given. Sandi needs to hear you speak as much as possible in order to be confident about your score. The more Parts you answer, the more confident Sandi will be about your score. Keep practising to keep improving!

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