The Global Scale of English helps English learners see progress more often

We all know that one of the most difficult challenges when learning English is staying on track. Seeing progress when you are learning gives you the boost you need to keep going. This is where the Global Scale of English will revolutionise English language learning. It works at a more granular level than other common measurements of proficiency, placing you at a precise point on a scale from 10 to 90. By seeing your progress regularly, you stay motivated to get to the next level.

The Global Scale of English is firmly rooted in real life: you can clearly see what you can achieve at every level, for example, if you are at 31 (speaking) on the scale, you should be able to use simple phrases to order a meal; at 74 (reading), you should be able to understand complex arguments in newspaper articles. And because the Global Scale of English is so granular in nature, you can take small steps more often; and you are more likely to stay motivated as you work towards your goal. To see the Global Scale of English in action, download our illustrations below along all four skills:

The GSE Learning Objectives for Professional English (graphic)

The GSE Learning Objectives for Academic English (graphic)

The GSE Learning Objectives for adults (graphic)

As well as a single overall score, the Global Scale of English gives you a separate score for each skill - speaking, listening, reading and writing, so you always know where your strengths are and where you need to improve.

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