The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. The CEFR scale describes levels of language proficiency from basic to full mastery. Having a standard scale of reference helps teachers, test-takers and employers to share a common understanding of different levels of language proficiency.
See the ISE IELTS CEFR alignment chart to see how Trinity's ISE levels and IELTS scores each align to CEFR levels.
See a Trinity qualifications CEFR alignment chart to see how all of Trinity's English qualifications align to CEFR levels.
The CEFR Calibration Report details how GESE and ISE examinations are related to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The CEFR Project Summary is a shorter version of this report.