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CLB Level 7

Intermediate Proficiency -> CLB Levels 5 – 8
This represents the range of abilities which enable a learner to participate more fully in social, educational, and work-related settings. The contexts in which English is used are less familiar and predictable and the proficiencies demonstrated by learners enable them to function more independently. Competencies acquired at levels 5 – 8 may enable a learner to move beyond the ESL classroom into new opportunities. Many learners, at the end of scale are ready for post-secondary academic programs.

Example of Level 7 Ability




Transportation | CLB Level 7
Health | CLB Level 7
Employment | CLB Level 7