Level C1 corresponds to users who can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They can use language flexibly and effectively for all purposes.

Skills at level C1

If a person is at C1, this is advanced level. He/she can do the following:

  • Understand a wide range of more demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning in them. 
  • Express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for the right expression.
  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. He/she can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing correct use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.