Level B2 corresponds to users who can produce clear, detailed text and interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.
It is important to bear in mind that the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is the system that defines and explains the different levels of oral and written expression and comprehension for languages such as English. It consists of 6 levels of reference: three blocks (A or basic user, B or independent user and C or proficient user), which are in turn divided into two sublevels, 1 and 2.
Skills at level B2
One of the questions you might ask yourself when you read this information is, what language competences characterise a person who can prove they have a level B2 in English? The CEFR specifies the following:
- She/he can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialisation.
- She/he can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with users who speak English as their first language quite possible without strain for either party.
- She/he can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.