Online English level test

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This online level test will give you an approximate indication of your English proficiency level. You can use the result to help you find content on our website that is appropriate for your English language ability.

About the online level test

  • 25 multiple-choice questions
  • 10–20 minutes

This test is designed to assess your understanding of English grammar, vocabulary and phrasing. Each question is in the format of multiple choice and you will have a choice of three possible answers.

You will be required to read each question carefully and select the answer that you think is correct. At the end of the test, you will be given an estimation of your current level of English proficiency.


Test your English language skills by choosing the correct answer, then decide how sure you are that your answer is correct. Choose from the following: Certain, Fairly sure, Not sure.

It is very important to be honest about how sure you are. Your English proficiency level depends on the answers you give and how sure you are about those answers.

You will not be able to return to the previous question once you have submitted your answer and moved on, so make sure that you are completely satisfied with the answer you choose before you submit it.

Start the online level test


Your result will be one of three possible levels:

  • beginner to pre-intermediate
  • intermediate
  • upper intermediate or above.

Find content for your level

Content in our Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Grammar and Vocabulary sections is organised by language ability level. Other sections on the site give an indication of the level of language the content is suitable for in the section description. Every content page on the site gives the English level at the bottom.

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