Global Scale of English
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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Side by Side mapped to the Global Scale of English
The scale is designed to motivate learners by demonstrating incremental, step-by-step progress in their language ability. So as a learner progresses through Side by Side:
- 22 Reading – Can recognize the letters of the alphabet and order them (Level 1, Unit 1)
- 36 Listening – Can extract key factual information such as prices, times, and dates from a recorded telephone message (Level 2, Unit 3)
- 46 Writing – Can write descriptions of past events, activities, or personal experiences (Level 3, Unit 3)
- 50 Speaking – Can talk about possible consequences of events (Level 4, Unit 2)