Beginner

Can understand and use familiar phrases in speech and expressions required to perform specific tasks. Can introduce him / herself and others, ask / answer questions about the place of residence, friends, property. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Pre-Intermediate

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of life (eg, basic information about yourself and your family, shopping, work, etc.). Can perform tasks associated with the simple exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. In simple terms I can tell about themselves, their loved ones, to describe the basic aspects of everyday life.

Intermediate

Understand the main points of clear standard, made a literary language on various topics encountered in work, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations that may arise during your stay in the country of studied language. Can produce simple connected text on familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans for the future.

Upper-Intermediate

Can understand complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including highly specialized texts. I say quite quickly and spontaneously, to constantly communicate with native speakers possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed reports on various subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Advanced

Understand a wide complex texts on various subjects, and recognize implicit meaning. I speak spontaneously at a rapid pace, not having to search for words and phrases. Flexibly and effectively use language to communicate in a scientific and professional activities. Can produce clear, detailed, well-structured communication on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns of text, communications and cohesive devices.

Fluent

Understand almost any oral or written communication, can form a coherent text, based on several oral and written sources. Him / herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex cases.
LEVEL
Beginner
Pre-Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper-Intermediate
Advanced
Fluent
Common European Framework A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
Cambridge ESOL Main Suite - KET PET FCE CAE CP
Cambridge ESOL BEC - - Preliminary Vantage Higher -
IELTS® - <3 4-5 5-6 6-7 >7
TOEFL® iBT - - 57-86 87-109 110-120 -
TOEIC® Listening & Reading 120-220 225-545 550-780 785-940 945 -
TOEIC® Speaking & Writing 40-70 80-110 120-140 150-190 200 -

How do I know where to begin?

Before you start learning English with us, we ask you to take a simple test to pin point your level of English. English-by-phone’s free Evaluation, developed by certified teachers and linguists, gives you an accurate, academic assessment of your English level pertaining to Grammar, Listening and Reading. Once you have completed the test, we help you set up a Study Plan, exclusive to you and your goals. This plan will direct you to one of our 16 English levels.

How quickly can I make progress?

Expect rapid, visible improvements! With as little as one hour of English study a day, you can reach the next level in just two months. The more time you spend on your English studies, the faster you’ll improve. That means from Day 1, you can chart your progress and set accurate timelines for your milestones. It also means that you will always have a clear, attainable target to aim for while you learn.

Certified at the highest level?

If you want to give your language achievements the international seal of approval, Englishtown is the best choice for you. Each level completed will get you an Englishtown diploma certified by Hult International Business School – ranked top 1% business school and number 6 in international business. Mark your fluency progress. Feel great about your newly won self-confidence. Boost the impact of your resume or job application. The Englishtown diploma helps you do all three.

How do these certificates help me in real life?

Expect rapid, visible improvements! With as little as one hour of English study a day, you can reach the next level in just two months. The more time you spend on your English studies, the faster you’ll improve. That means from Day 1, you can chart your progress and set accurate timelines for your milestones. It also means that you will always have a clear, attainable target to aim for while you learn.