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Level C2 corresponds to proficient users of the language, who can easily understand almost everything they hear or read.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has six levels, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for users who are proficient in the language. Levels are divided into three blocks: A or basic user, B or independent user, and C or proficient user.

What can an C2-level learner of English do?

Learners who achieve C2 level:

  • can understand with ease practically everything they hear or read
  • can summarise information and arguments from different spoken and written sources and present them coherently and concisely
  • can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

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