Canadian Language Benchmarks compared to CEFR and other standards

Here’s a handy comparison of standards in language learning:

TOEFL iBT IELTS Academic CAEL Cambridge Exams CLB CEFR
120 9 90 CPE – A 12 C2
110 8 85 CPE – A 11 C2
105 7.5 80 CPE – B 10 C2
100 7 70 CAE – A 9 C1
90 6.5 70 CAE – B 8 C1
84 6 70 CAE – C 7 B2
80 6 60 FCE – A 6 B2
71 5.5 60 FCE – B 6 B2
61 5 50 FCE – C 5 B1

4.5-5
PET 5 B1

<4
KET 4 A2

 

TOEFL iBT – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet Based Test

IELTS Academic – International English Language Testing System

CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

Cambridge Exams – CPE, CAE, FCE, PET, KET

CLB – Canadian Language Benchmarks

CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages