Many students start English classes thinking they are worse (or sometimes better) than they really are. At Oxinity, we offer a level test before classes start. This level test is smaller and more informal than other tests students might be accustom to; however, this does not take away from its importance.
Why is it important to know your level? The first reason is to be able to place you in the correct class or with the most appropriate teacher. Most times, the level will depend on the structure of the class and the content that is being taught.
The second reason is more direct. You can use this information to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Understanding these will greatly help you in knowing what areas you need to focus on.
Following this line of thinking, taking a level test can assist you in studying for an English exam, like the CELTA, Cambridge or other English proficiency exam.
The following gives a general comparison between the different exams. The exams all use the Common European Framework (CEF) proficiency levels.
Cambridge English Key (KET)
PTE General Level 1
PTE Academic 30-42
Cambridge English Preliminary (PET)
TOEFL iBT 57-86
PTE General Level 2
PTE Academic 43-58
Cambridge English First (FCE)
TOEFL iBT 87-109
PTE General Level 3
PTE Academic 59-75
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
TOEFL iBT 110-120
PTE General Level 4
PTE Academic 76-84
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)
PTE General Level 5
PTE Academic 85+
Here is a free test to check your level. You can use this level test to sign up for a free English class with me! Just head over to www.inglesconjulie.com