What is B1 level English?
In The Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR), a person has language ability from A1-A2 (beginner), B1-B2 (intermediate) and C1-C2 (advanced/fluent). The B1 level in English is a beginning level, higher than A2 but still “new” to English.
A person with B1 level can speak general English with basic vocabulary and grammar. With B2 level you can:
- Have basic conversations about personal and professional life.
- Speak generally and specifically on different topics.
- Read and write texts on subjects of interest.
- Travel to and navigate an English-speaking country (without much difficulty).
In the world today, B1 level is currently considered the minimum standard for language ability. With this level, you will not speak perfectly but you can speak adequately in professional and personal environments.