Levels of English

IH Bangkok Ability Levels

At IH Bangkok, there are 7 levels that help you to follow your progress through our courses.  The table below shows the levels, what you can expect to achieve at each and how they compare to some of the popular international English exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge ESOL.

IH Bangkok LevelsDescriptionUCLES ExaminationsIELTSTOEFL IBTTOEIC
Upper AdvancedYou have an excellent command of the language and can tackle the most difficult tasks8.0 – 9.0113 – 120910 – 990
Lower AdvancedYou have a good command of the language. It is fluent, accurate and well-organised with only a few uncertainties in complex and difficult situations6.5 – 7.592 – 112701 – 910
Upper IntermediateYour use of the language is consistent and usually appropriate but lapses in fluency and accuracy still occur in complex situations5.5 – 6.062 – 91541 – 700
Mid-IntermediateYou can make effective and independent use of the language in familiar situations although there are still lapses in communication4.5 – 5.043 – 61381 – 540
Lower Intremediate
Pre-IntermediateBasic communication is possible with assistance and you understand simple sentences spoken slowly and clearly3.5 – 4.032 – 42246 – 380
BeginnerYou have no previous knowledge of the language


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