WCL Framework of Language Proficiency
WCL Level 1 Basic Equivalent to IELTS 1 – 2
WCL Level 2 Elementary Equivalent to IELTS 2.5 – 3
WCL Level 3 Pre-Intermediate Equivalent to IELTS 3.5 – 4
WCL Level 4 Intermediate Equivalent to IELTS 4.5 – 5
WCL Level 5 Upper-Intemediate Equivalent to IELTS 5.5 – 6
WCL Level 6 Advanced Equivalent to IELTS 6.5 – 7
WCL Level 7 Fluent Equivalent to IELTS 7.5 – 9
The WCL Framework is designed to help students internationally to prove their language skills for a special purpose. Upon completion of each level, student will receive a certificate indicating the current student level. The employers can also be assured that the holder of the certificate meets the international requirements for each level.
WCL Level 1 Basic
Learners is able to understand and speak a few things in English such as expressions of greeting, numbers, shopping and travelling. Is not able to hold conversation and usually fails to speak face to face.
WCL Level 2 Elementary
Learner is able to understand language used in daily conversation and use present tenses. Simple conversation on familiar topics is done with some difficulty and can talk about likes/dislikes, order a meal in a restaurant, asking for jobs, family and routines, can understand and write basic text.
WCL Level 3 Pre-Intermediate
Learners have limited to basic knowledge of the English language. Learner can also make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary. Can write & understand simple written text and understand a wider range of grammar.
WCL Level 4 Intermediate
Learner can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary. Can take part in routine conversations; write & understand simple written text; make notes & understand most of the general meaning of lectures, meetings, TV programmes, talk about the art and technology, and extract basic information from a written document.
WCL Level 5 Upper-Intermediate
Learner speaks and understands well but still make mistakes and fail to make himself/herself understood occasionally. Can take part in extended conversations; write & understand most text, including a simple essay; understand most of a TV programme, presentation or lecture, but not technical or theoretical information. Can also evaluate ideas and is able to think critically.
WCL Level 6 Advanced
Learner speaks and understands very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary. Learner can convey his/her desired meaning in conversations & discussions; summarize texts, write and understand most text including formal, academic and professional documents ; easily understand materials on TV and radio, films, and presentations.
WCL Level 7 Fluent
Learner speaks and understands English completely fluently.
Upon completion of our English Courses for General Purposes in one of our accredited language centres, student will receive a certificate indicating the level of the proficiency.