What is CEFR?

To effectively measure language proficiency across the European Union, the Council of Europe and top European universities, developed the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Launched in 2001, CEFR has come to be recognized as one of the most comprehensive and useful language projects ever created.

CEFR allows foreign language learners to accurately measure their proficiency against native speakers and other language learners, using an approach that goes beyond traditional language frameworks.

neo and CEFR Scale

neo Certification levels are fully aligned to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • neo
    • Pre-A1, A1, A1+ A2, A2+ B1, B1+ B2, B2+, C1, C1-Bridge 
  • neoPrep+
    • Pre-A1, A1, A1+, A2, A2+, B1, B1+, B2, B2+, C1, C1-Bridge 

US State standards 

neo correlates to the following US State standards:

AZELLA β€“ Arizona 

ELPA21 β€“ AR, IA, KS, LA, NE, OH, OR, WV 

ELPAC β€“ California 

NYSESLAT β€“ New York 

TELPAS β€“ Texas 

WIDA β€“ 40 US States