Test your English level for free with EF SET

With the EF SET online test you can easily discover your English level. The test includes an accurate assessment of your written and oral comprehension skills.
  • Results aligned with the CEFR European reference framework

  • Option to share your result on social media

  • Total duration of the test: 15 minutes

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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our online English test.

The EF Standard English Test is a standardized test of the English language designed for non-native English speakers.

Leading language education company, EF (Education First) a team of language assessment experts, including Lyle Bachman, Mari Pearlman and Ric Luecht carefully designed the EF Standard English Test to give an accurate assessment of English level.

The English quick test offered by EF English Live allows you to be assessed on your written comprehension (grammar and vocabulary) and listening skills.

You will be given 15 minutes during which you'll need to answer 20 questions. Once you have finished everything, you will receive the final result which will indicate that you have reached the 'low', 'medium' or 'high' level.

The EF SET is the ideal test to have an estimate of your language skills in reference to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Taking an online English test is the first step for anyone wishing to learn a language. Start our test now and test yourself!

The EF SET test was designed to align with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) which establishes six levels of proficiency in a foreign language. These levels can be classified as: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

Here is what each level means:

- A1: Basic level

- A2: Elementary level

- B1: Intermediate level

- B2: Upper intermediate level

- C1: Advanced level

- C2: Mastery of the language

To find out more about English proficiency levels, click here .

The most reliable way to find out your level of English is to take a well-structured placement test. There are many online tests that allow you to find out your language level. Among these, the EF SET English quick test is certainly an excellent starting point.

Here are three reasons that make EF SET a good online English test:

  • It's reliable : This online English proficiency test was developed over 5 years in collaboration with leading scientists in the field of English assessment.

  • It's free : Why pay for accurate results? There should be no barriers to testing your English.

  • It's accessible : EF SET is available on any desktop, tablet or mobile device. All you need is an internet connection and 15 minutes of your time.

The EF SET test is completely free. EF English Live believes there should be no barriers to testing your English.

Our tests are an important tool for improving your English skills. That's why we decided to make them accessible to everyone!