Test your English level online

Find out your level of grammar with this easy 10-minute English placement test. Knowing your level will help you identify strengths and areas for improvement, and reach your learning goals.

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How does Preply’s English placement test work?

Test your English grammar with this Preply placement test

  • No fees
    No sign-up
  • 36 questions
  • Immediate results
  • 10 minutes
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Test instructions:

  1. Answer all questions: There are 36 single-select questions in total

  2. Be honest: To get the most out of the test, make sure your answers are real. If you don’t know the answer, select “I don’t know”. No one is judging you!
  3. Be conscious of time: While you’re not limited in time, try not to overthink each answer. This will help you get a more precise result
  4. Read questions carefully: Don’t rush when you read the questions and make sure you understand them before answering
  5. Check your results: After the test, you’ll get an approximate evaluation of your current level

What English levels are there?

You are starting to learn your first few words.
You can understand and use basic expressions and phrases.
You can communicate in a simple way and perform routine tasks.
You can understand and use sentences on familiar or personally interesting topics encountered in work, school or travel.
You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with native speakers.
You can use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
You can understand with ease everything heard or read and can express yourself very fluently and precisely in more complex situations.
Our English placement test evaluation method is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This means that your result will fit into one of the above 7 grades recognized worldwide.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Preply’s free English test and how does it work?

Preply’s free English placement test is a test you can take to find out your current level of English. Like most free placement tests, it doesn’t provide a certification, but if you’re learning or starting to learn English, taking a placement test is very important to help you understand your level, set your goals and learn English more effectively. The test is easy and usually takes around 20 minutes to complete. You will be tested on your grammar skills.

How does Preply assess my English level?

Preply’s English Placement test uses the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to assess your level. The CEFR has seven different levels, which will determine your result. After taking the test, you will achieve one of the seven from the beginner level of English (A0), to the most advanced level of English (C2). You can use your result to learn about your strengths in English and focus on your areas of improvement.

How can I test my English proficiency online?

There are different tests that you can take to find out how you are doing in English. If you are looking to find out what your English level is, then we recommend you take Preply’s English proficiency test. Here you will be suggested one of seven courses based on the CEFR that will give you a good sense of your proficiency in English.

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