The Cambridge University International Test (UCLES)
Which led to the British Council and the IELTS test.
Did a test I found, to see which level I am..
There's 6 levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2), and doing a preliminary test, I was suggested to do the C level test..
I had 29 correct of 40, and according to the UCLES/IELTS a Level 4/C1 - or would give me a CAE - Certificate in Advanced English, BEC higher or CELS higher
CAE is an advanced exam. CAE tests the ability to communicate with confidence in English for work or study purposes. This exam is at Council of Europe Level C1.
Not that I have the slightest idea of what that stands for, and for that matter, what use I would have for it.
CAE is the second highest level Cambridge ESOL exam, at level C1 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Choose CAE if you are reaching a standard of English that is adequate for most purposes, including social and professional situations, and in higher education.
Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), CAE recognises the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life.
CAE is ideal if you want to work or study abroad or to develop a career which requires language skills (e.g. business, medicine, engineering). It is also useful preparation if you are working towards CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).
Just checking what CPE stands for..
CPE is the highest level Cambridge ESOL exam, at level C2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. If you are able to function effectively in almost any English-speaking context and are approaching a standard of English similar to that of an educated native speaker, then this is the exam for you.
"Educated native speaker"?
Now, what does that mean? What level of education? First grade, High School, University or what?