Placement Test A2/B1
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This placement test will help you decide whether to apply for the A2 or B1 intensive course.
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Language proficiency levels according to CEFR Scale. Learn more about CEFR.
This test comprises 16 multiple-choice questions assessing your listening and reading comprehension skills. You have 50 minutes to complete it — that leaves you with a little over 3 minutes per question.
Don’t get caught up too long in any particular question so that you can make it to the end. You can always go back at the end if you have time left (you’ll see a navigation table at the top that makes it easy for you to go back to any unanswered questions).
Having a pen and a piece of paper by your side is always a good idea to take notes, especially concerning listening comprehension. Also, consider glancing at all the answers before reading or listening to the actual audio/text. Only select those answers you feel quite confident about (selecting wrong answers will subtract points).
Here’s what your final score might be telling you.
Even the A2 course might be too challenging for you. Consider taking the A1/A2 placement test for further evaluation.
The A2 course is most likely adequate for you.
You could apply for either A2 or B1. If you like challenges, go for B1.
The B1 course is most likely adequate for you.
You could apply for either B1 or B2. If you like challenges, go for B2 (if available).
You shouldn’t use external help of any kind to assist with your answers (textbooks, phone apps, etc.) It is after all in your best interest that you get a measure of your current language proficiency that is as accurate as possible.