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Gimglish's general level

Hello everybody, As everyone, i saw my level according to Gimglish. At the beginning my general level was 3,6 and 3,8 a few month later. I have two questions: - Is there a link or a correlation with any official level. I mostly think about the European Languages Level (CEFR)? - What is the average level of Gimglish students when they begin and when they end or maybe after 2 years studying? Cheers. Fred

6 comments

  • Hello Fred, I started with a general level of 3.6 approx. 3 years ago. Now my general level is 4.6 and I will be honest - theres no more progression for months. Heike
  • Curly said

    Hello Fred, I started with a general level of 3.6 approx. 3 years ago. Now my general level is 4.6 and I will be honest - theres no more progression for months. Heike

     
     
    Same for me, I have had 4.9 for ages, mostly have between 86 and 100 % in the lessons and my general level doesn't change. Why is that?
  • Hi everyone,

    Firstly, let me say that if you have this kind of question, it's much better to write to support AT gymglish DOT com, where you will get a faster reply!

    Secondly, here is some more information about your general level:

    Your general level is measured on a scale between 0 and 5.5:

    * Level 0: Beginner
    * Level 1: Elementary
    * Level 2: Intermediate
    * Level 3: Good command of English
    * Level 4: Superior command of English
    * Level 5: Professional mastery of international English

    Roughly, Level 1 = A1, Level 2 = A2, Level 3 = B1, Level 4 = B2, and Level 5 = C1/2. These are not exact equivalents, but they can give you a rough idea.

    Finally, it is quite common for users to reach a 'plateau' where their level remains the same for a while!

    Intermediate or upper-intermediate learners are often frustrated because they feel their level isn't changing. You are of course improving, but once you have reached a certain level of competence, progress becomes more subtle and less remarkable than the rapid improvement experienced by beginners.

    Let me explain in more detail how scoring works when you become a more advanced user. All of our exercises are given a level from 1-5, corresponding to the range of the General Level. In order for your level to increase, you have to do well on exercises which are ranked 4 and 5. So you might get very good scores in general, but if you make mistakes on the hardest questions then your level is likely to stay the same rather than increase.

    My advice: try not to focus too much on your overall level! Do your best to answer your lessons as well as possible (and as often as possible), and eventually, this hard work will be translated into your level increasing.

    Remember, doing Gymglish lessons regularly can only have a positive effect and improve your level of English, whether our system shows this or not!

    Hope this helps you all!
  • Anniah said

    Curly said

    Hello Fred, I started with a general level of 3.6 approx. 3 years ago. Now my general level is 4.6 and I will be honest - theres no more progression for months. Heike

     
     
    Same for me, I have had 4.9 for ages, mostly have between 86 and 100 % in the lessons and my general level doesn't change. Why is that?

     

    Exactly the same for me, same level nearly 4.9 and mostly between 90 and 100%. I wrote to the Gimglish's people but the answer was very vague! Cheers to all. Anne
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