Get a certificate to prove your level
Looking to progress your career, or gain confidence ahead of an exam?
- EnglishScore is an accurate and free mobile English test from British Council
- Take the English test and get your English level with results available for free immediately
- Test your grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading skills and compare yourself to others
- Earn a British Council certificate showcasing your English level
- Use it to demonstrate your English skills to potential employers or to prepare for high-stakes exams such as IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC
- Get personalised course recommendations to improve your English level
Quickly understand your English level
In under 40 minutes, our English test will assess your grammar, vocabulary, listening and reading skills.
Score from A2 (Elementary) up to and including C1 (Advanced) on the Common Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the globally recognised language proficiency standard.
High profile companies use the CEFR to evaluate English language skills
Research has shown correlations between English language skills and earning power. Companies such as Unilever, McKinsey, Microsoft, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and hundreds more use the CEFR as the standard to judge English language abilities in their organisations.
Improve your English level with personalised course recommendations
Based on your English test results, we recommend the right British Council course for you. These courses are tailored to English language learners, so whether you are looking to improve your career prospects, prepare for a high-stakes English test or just learn English for fun, we'll find the right course for you. Our recommended courses teach skills including Speaking, Writing, Listening, Reading, Grammar and Vocabulary.
Designed by English language experts for a result you can trust
Every year, over two million people take international English exams and qualifications with the British Council.
Our test was designed in collaboration with the internationally-renowned Centre for Research of English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.
Scores are linked to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which allows users to compare results from EnglishScore to those from other assessments (such as IELTS, TOEIC and TOEFL).
We use a number of mechanisms to prevent cheating, giving confidence that the certificate holder is the person who has taken the test and that their score is a fair reflection of their English language abilities.
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