CIP English On: Level System

CIP English On has categorized 10 Levels of English. The initial English level is determined after the student has taken the school’s level test which covers Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading and Vocabulary Tests. 

After 20 sessions, the students will be given a Progress test. The teacher will also give their evaluation for each student. 
The Progress test result and the Teacher Evaluation will determine whether the level has improved or not. A report card will be distributed to students which reflects their assessment on each skill: Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Writing, Reading and Vocabulary, and the Overall Level.

CIP English On - CEFR and CIP English On Level System


Level Test

Progress Test

Daily and Weekly Quizzes

CIP English On Level Descriptions

PROFICIENT (701) C2 • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
• Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
• Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
ADVANCED (601) C1 • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
• Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
• Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
• Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (501) B2 • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
• Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
• 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.
INTERMEDIATE (401) B1 • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
• Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.    
• Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
• Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
• Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
• Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.  
• Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
BEGINNER (101) A1 • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
• Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
• Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Our level system has an approximate equivalent to the international standardized test such as IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, and CEFR standard (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) for evaluation.

PROFICIENT (701)C28.5 – 9.0 118 – 120
ADVANCED (601)C17.0 – 8.0945 – 990110 – 117
UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (501)B25.5 – 6.5785 – 93587 – 109
INTERMEDIATE (401)B14.0 – 5.0550 – 77557 – 86
PRE-INTERMEDIATE (301)2.5 – 3.5225 – 54032 – 56
HIGH-ELEMENTARY (201A) 1.0 – 2.0120 – 21519 – 31
BEGINNER (101)A1  0-18