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Shawn
How to discribe english skills level in CV? I wonder what are included english skills? (As spoken english, written english, and reading ability?) Then how to discribe the levels? (Such as spoken english has good, fluent levels) I don't know what the levels are, so please kindly enough to discribe them clearly, thanks a lot!
Oct 6, 2012 4:41 PM
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The IRL scale is the official level description of language proficiency. The levels are: Native or bilingual proficieny, full professional proficiency, professional working proficiency, limited working proficiency, and elementary proficiency. But I would narrow this down to fluent, proficient, and basic skill. Fluent: This one is obvious, you speak the language at a professional or native level. You could perform any task required in that language. Proficient: You are confident in your abilities to perform many tasks in the language. The level of your proficiency depends. Basic: You have some knowledge and can perform simple tasks such a basic translation. So in your case, I would say 'Fluent in spoken English, full professional proficiency in reading and writing.' See here for a full description of each level: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILR_scale Hope this helps! ALSO, if you're planning on working in an English speaking country, I recommend taking the TOEFL and putting your score on your CV.
October 6, 2012
Shawn
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English