English levels in the ABA English course

Learn more about the different levels of the ABA English course

Discover what you’ll learn in each of our 6 levels, how to check your English level for free with our test, and how to get an official accreditation certificate from ABA English.

Once you’ve taken our free level test and know your level, we invite you to try our course for free for 7 days to begin working towards your goal of learning English today.

What is level A1?

Beginner. This level is the first step for every person who hopes to learn English. It’s designed for those who have never studied the language or who have a very basic understanding of it.

In this level, you’ll learn to use basic expressions and ask questions. You’ll also learn new vocabulary and the numbers, letters, and the verb to be.

At the end of this level, you’ll feel more confident about your communicative abilities in English and more motivated to continue advancing in your learning with ABA English!

This level corresponds to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

What is level A2?

Lower Intermediate. Can you imagine being able to get by without much difficulty in an English-speaking country? This level will allow you to go beyond the basic level.

You’ll continue to learn new vocabulary and acquire grammar skills that will help you communicate in different day-to-day situations.

You’ll also learn to communicate in simple sentences, using English expressions in the present and future tenses.

This level corresponds to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What is level B1?

Intermediate. If you’re already experienced in English, this level will allow you to strengthen your ability to describe things and situations in the conditional and past tenses, develop your writing skills, and improve your coherence.

You’ll gain more confidence and fluency in English and will feel like you can communicate verbally with greater ease.

This level corresponds to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What is level B2?

Upper Intermediate. Designed for students who already have a high level of English, Upper Intermediate teaches you to clearly understand complex texts.

You’ll be able to express yourself correctly in all forms of the past tense and will perfect your use of adverbs and prepositions. You’ll also continue to increase your vocabulary and strengthen your ability to produce fluid speech in an improvised manner.

This level corresponds to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What is level B2-C1?

AdvancedDesigned for our more experienced students, in level C1, you’ll continue to learn new words in English and improve your skills in analysing and understanding structured and coherent texts.

In addition, you’ll improve your use of adverbs, adjectives, and pronouns. In the end, you’ll be able to communicate with native speakers with great fluidity and coherence.

In equal measure, you’ll learn the correct use of impersonal expressions, how to use the gerund, and the modalities of action verbs in English.

This level corresponds to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What is level C1?

Business. Nowadays, English is the language of business. Therefore, the Business level is designed for students with an advanced level of English who are interested in perfecting it and in acquiring new vocabulary related to the world of business and companies.

Here you’ll learn the correct way to use the future tense in its various forms, relative pronouns, passive voice, the conditional, direct speech, and phrasal verbs.

This level corresponds to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What’s my level?

You’ve already decided. You’re determined to learn, perfect, or certify your English level. However, you might have a lot of questions. Maybe you don’t know what your English level is or you simply don’t know where to start.

First, you should know that having these concerns is completely normal. At ABA English, we know that each student has a unique experience and a different level of knowledge and command of the English language.

Some students have a basic level of English and are interested in continuing to learn vocabulary and improving their writing and speaking skills. 

Others are more experienced and already have an advanced level of English. But they want to refine or expand their use and understanding of grammar rules, improve their fluency when speaking English, or prepare to take an English certification exam.

The first step is to make an initial assessment to find out how your English is.

Our level test consists of several multiple-choice questions and, depending on your answers, you may receive questions that are more or less complex.

This test will only take a few minutes and you’ll get your results immediately. You can repeat it as many times as you want, but try to answer everything in one go to get the most realistic assessment of your current English level.


Once you know what level you’re at, we invite you to try our online course free for 7 days. You can learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want, and from your preferred electronic device (mobile, tablet, or computer).

You’ll also receive guidance from a native teacher from day one, who will be available to address your concerns and accompany you throughout the learning process. 

This practical and interactive teaching method will allow you to see results from each study session, which will motivate you to continue learning English and achieve your goals.

How can I get a certificate to demonstrate my level?

We know how important it is for you to be able to prove your level of English through an official certificate. To pass each of the 6 official levels of the ABA English course, you’ll have to complete each of the 24 units that make up every level.

At the end of a unit, you’ll have to complete the final tests (assessments) to evaluate your progress. Every time you complete a level and successfully pass the tests, you’ll get an official ABA English certificate. 


You can share your official certificate on LinkedIn to give more visibility to your professional profile. Show the world and potential employers that you have the competence and ability to use English, endorsed by ABA English, a digital academy that has been awarded in different competitions and has collaborated with prestigious companies and institutions including Cambridge, MIT, Bayer, and IKEA.

Additionally, through the ABA English course, you can start preparing yourself to take the Cambridge English exams. These exams provide certificates that validate your level of English and are accepted and recognised by thousands of companies, universities, and institutions worldwide.

Cambridge English Qualifications are definitely very useful and highly valued in the present. They’ll enable you to demonstrate your English language skills and achieve many of your goals. Several certifications are available to students seeking to enter higher education, to professionals, and to certify your level of business English.

Whether you intend to start postgraduate studies at a foreign university, start a new business, or demonstrate your knowledge of English to obtain work visas in English-speaking countries, obtaining a Cambridge certificate is always an excellent asset to enhance your professional, academic, or working career.

The ABA English course is a good first step towards achieving your goal of learning, improving, and certifying your English level through an institution that is accepted and recognised all over the world. You can be sure that it will allow you to access many new and exciting opportunities. 

Take our free level test today, try the course for 7 days with no obligations, and become part of the worldwide network of students who are learning English with our efficient and innovative method: Smart Learning.

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