English C2

English level C2 (Proficiency) is the sixth CEFR English language level. Level C2 is essentially full mastery. It allows for reading and writing of any type on any subject, nuanced expression of emotions and opinions, and active participation in any academic or professional setting.

English communication (C2)

 You can express yourself fluently and precisely in any topic.

This includes complex situations and the ability to communicate accurately in formal and informal settings.

English vocabulary (C2)

You have an excellent range of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions and colloquial language.

You can use phrases and expressions accurately with natural and sophisticated control.

English grammar (C2)

You can use a full range of grammatical structures accurately and appropriately.

You can naturally use different linguistic forms to convey finer shades of meaning.

Language Level C2


I have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or
broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided I have some time
to get familiar with the accent.


I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract,
structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialized articles and literary works.

Spoken Interaction

I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem I can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it.

Spoken Production

I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the
recipient to notice and remember significant points.


I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.