Global Scale of English (GSE)
The Global Scale of English is a standardized, granular scale from 10 to 90, which measures English language proficiency. Unlike other frameworks, which describe attainment in broad bands, the Global Scale of English identifies what a learner can do at each point on the scale across speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
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Cutting Edge mapped to the GSE
The scale is designed to motivate learners by demonstrating incremental, step-by-step progress in their language ability. So as a learner progresses through Cutting Edge:
- 24 Speaking – Can recognise and say the name of their own country, nationality and language (Elementary, Unit 1)
- 40 Listening – Can extract essential details from short, everyday texts delivered slowly and clearly (Pre-Intermediate, Unit 6)
- 55 Reading – Can follow chronological sequence in a formal, structured text (Intermediate, Unit 6)
- 65 Writing – Can write a structured text clearly signalling main points and supporting details (Upper Intermediate, Unit 2)