B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
The Common European Framework divides learners of a language into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels:
- A – Basic User
- A1 Breakthrough or beginner
- A2 Waystage or elementary
- B – Independent User
- B1 Threshold or intermediate
- B2 Vantage or upper intermediate
- C – Proficient User
- C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
- C2 Mastery or proficiency
The CEFR describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing at each level. For the B2 level, this is:
- Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
- Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
- 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.