How to Choose or Change Your Level Preference

A great way to customize your search for lessons on ESL Library is to set your level preference. 

All ESL Library lessons display generic levels used by teachers worldwide (i.e., pre-beginner to advanced levels). You are also able to set your level preference to display CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks) and CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) levels. See the step-by-step instructions below.

The CEFR and CLB equivalencies on ESL Library are based on our in-house scale and are subject to change. Our Equivalency Scale can also be used by teachers who may recognize other levels or standardized tests.


Step-by-Step Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to manage and update your level preference for ESL Library lessons.

Step 1

Log in to your account here:

Log In

Step 2

Once you’ve logged in successfully, click on My Account underneath your name in the top right corner (see below).

Step 3

On your account page at the bottom of your profile information, you will see your defaulted level preference. Click the Edit Profile button on the right to change it.

Step 4

On the Edit Profile page, you will have the option to select your level preference. Select the Learn More button to view our Equivalency Scale and additional information about each leveling system.

Step 5

Once you have reviewed the level preferences available on ESL Library, select the Update Level Preference button to go back to your Edit Profile page.

Step 6

Choose how you want lesson levels to be displayed by clicking on the corresponding circle. You can choose to display ESL Library levels only, ESL Library and CEFR levels, or ESL Library and CLB levels. Click the Save button to complete this change.

Step 7

Your profile information on your account page will now reflect the level preference you have selected.

Step 8

ESL Library lessons will always show the generic ESL Library levels. The corresponding CEFR or CLB levels will now also display if selected and available.


Please let us know if you have any questions about choosing or changing your level preference! We hope this helps make your search for lessons easier.