One English
Language Standard for the World

The Global Scale of English (GSE) is the first truly global English language standard, allowing teachers to more accurately and easily measure learner progress.

What does GSE do for you?

Based on research involving over 6000 teachers from more than 50 countries, it extends the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) by pinpointing on a scale from 10 to 90 what needs to be mastered for the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing within a CEFR level, using a more granular approach.

What does GSE mean
for a learner?

Learners benefit by having a clear understanding of what needs to be mastered at each CEFR level, keeping them motivated. Screen reader support enabled.

GSE helps learners answer:

  • How good is my English?
  • Am I progressing?
  • What do I need to do?

What does GSE mean for professionals

Learners preparing for their first job can use the specific GSE Learning Objectives to understand what they might need to know to prepare for the world of work.

For example, preparing for interview, writing the letter or email, or having a telephone conversation.

What does GSE mean for employers

Having your employees with the right level of GSE required for their role can be critical for the health and success of your business or organisation.

That's why GSE content is developed to match specific skills and job profiles to save time and effort when looking for the right hire or helping develop the skills of existing employees.

GSE Teacher’s Toolkit

The GSE Teacher Toolkit contains all four sets of Learning Objectives (aligned to both the GSE and the CEFR), GSE Grammar and GSE Vocabulary in a single, searchable online database.

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