About Level Testing:
There are a variety of ways to see what level of English you have. There is an official level standard for ESL/ESFL (English as a Second/Foreign Language) levels called “CEFR” or “CEFRL.”
CEFR stands for “The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.” It is an international standard for working out your ability level of the language that you are learning. The six levels of the CEFR standard are A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.
Here is a chart showing what the levels mean:
This chart is taken from the “Bell English” website –
The following is an alphabetical list of ESL level testing resources that I have taken a look at. I will add more resources as I discover them. Some of the sites test your reading level as opposed to your ESL level – which is also a good thing to know and can be more practical in some cases.
This site has a very interesting level test called “English Level Quiz.”
It’s a “gap fill” quiz using dialog from various common situations like booking a hotel room, going to the doctor and having a conversation with a friend.
This site offers free level testing with graded results. They have a general test, and tests specifically for each level. They also offer the tests in mobile device format. It is really worth checking out.
Free English Placement Test
This site has a free placement test designed to give students and teachers of English a quick way of assessing the approximate level of a student’s knowledge of English grammar and usage. The test should take around 45 minutes to complete. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t tell you your level at the end.
Oxford Bookworms and Dominoes Level Tests (Tests Your English Reading Level)
The Oxford Bookworms Library and Dominoes offer enjoyable reading at seven levels (Starter to Level 6). These Level Tests are interactive online tests designed to help you find the best level at which to start reading. There are tests for each of the Levels.