Put yourself to the Tandem test
It’s one thing to learn a language, but another to work out your level and track your progress. Taking a test and obtaining a language certificate online is the quickest way to prove your proficiency in a foreign language.
We’ve developed our very own Tandem Test to help members verify their English language level - with more languages coming soon! Take a test and receive your Tandem online English certificate instantly.
Hard work pays off, especially when it comes to learning a language. Taking one of our specially designed tests on the Tandem mobile app gives you the chance to verify your language level. Once you’ve passed the test, you’ll be able to download and share your Tandem Certificate. It’s the perfect addition to your CV or job application.
The 45-minute-long English proficiency test is split into three sections to examine reading, listening, and grammar skills. At its core, the test is made to assess your ability to understand and respond to both written and spoken everyday English. All our tests are continuously optimized and tested by our community.
Our Tandem Tests have been carefully designed to correspond with the levels in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), an internationally recognized system for learning languages established by the Council of Europe.
Tandem currently offers four tests to examine English level proficiency: A2 (Beginner), B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Advanced), and C1 (Fluent). To decide which Tandem Test is most suitable for your language level, have a read of the breakdown below. For those looking for a more detailed description of the CEFR breakdown, check out our blog post here.
A2 level is the second level in the CEFR. A2 English level means the person is an English beginner. They have a basic understanding of frequently used expressions that are personal, family, shopping, and job-related. Their knowledge also allows them to communicate in simple and routine situations.
B1 is the third level in the CEFR and is classed as intermediate. Users of the B1 level in English are more independent and are able to have a conversation in many situations, including those relating to work, leisure, and school. They can also produce simple factual texts on topics that interest them.
The fourth level in the CEFR is B2 and like B1, B2 also corresponds to independent users of the language. B2 English level means the person can use more complex forms with a good degree of control. They also do not struggle when conversing with a native speaker. In terms of writing, they can produce texts on more advanced topics, such as social issues.
Reaching a C1 English level means the person is a proficient user of the language. As an advanced speaker, they can understand a wide range of longer texts and can express ideas fluently and spontaneously. They can write cohesive, clear, and well-structured texts on complex subject matters.
The next step is easy. All you need to do is download the Tandem app to your smartphone and fill in the application to join the Tandem community. Once you’re in, head to the “Certificates” tab to take your chosen English language level test.
If you still have questions, check out our handy Tandem Certificates FAQs.