Language proficiency levels A1-C2 refer to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They indicate Beginner (A1-A2), Intermediate (B1-B2), and Advanced (C1-C2) levels of foreign language competence.
CEFR levels are one of the alternatives for resume skills (other examples include ACTFL, ILR, or LinkedIn classifications). Remember that when featuring language skills on your resume, you must follow an accepted framework and be consistent with it while listing multiple languages.
If you’re unsure what level you have, it’s better to take an official language proficiency test—lying on your resume will most likely lead to negative consequences.
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