English B2 Level Certificate

Skills at B2 English

B2 is the independent level in language learning. At this point, the person is more confident in their English language ability. A B2 level in English would allow the person to live and work independently in an English-speaking country. The person can communicate spontaneously and in a clear and detailed manner, however, some subtleties or implied meanings in conversation can be missed.

Students require about 600 hours of instruction to reach B2 from a complete beginner level.

According to the CEFR guidelines, a language learner at the B2 level:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

How can I tell if I am B2 level in English?

Take Tandem’s standardized language B2 level English test to verify your English language level. The test will examine your reading, listening, and grammar abilities within a 45-minute timeframe. If you would like some practice before the final test, a B2 level example exam is available to help you prepare.

Once you’ve passed the test, you’ll receive your official certificate straight away! Download Tandem to your smartphone and get your B2 English certificate online today.

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Tandem Certificate B2