How to Find & Filter CEFR Content

Do you use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards in your classroom? Our lessons will now display a CEFR-equivalent level if you set this level preference in your account settings. See the step-by-step instructions below.

The CEFR equivalencies on ESL Library are based on our in-house scale and are subject to change. This scale is also useful for teachers who recognize other levels or standardized tests.


Step-by-Step Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to display CEFR levels for all ESL Library lessons.

Step 1

Log in to your account here:

Log In

Step 2

Once you’ve logged in successfully, click your name on the top right corner then select My Account from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

On your account page, you can see your defaulted level preference. Note that CEFR (A0–C2) & ESL Library will appear by default if you have signed up as a European teacher.

Step 4

To set or change this filter, click the Edit Profile button on the right.

Step 5

On your Edit Profile page, ensure that your country is set to the correct one. Then choose how you want lesson levels to be displayed by clicking on the corresponding circle. Click on CEFR (A0–C2) & ESL Library if you want to see CEFR levels for all lessons. Now click the Save button.

Step 6

You will find the equivalent CEFR level now displayed for each lesson inside of every lesson category (i.e., Historic Events).


We hope having the choice to display CEFR levels is helpful! Please contact us if you have any difficulties, questions, or feedback.

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