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 on My Account under your name in the top right corner (see below).

Step 3

On your account page at the bottom of your profile information, 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 section.


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