How to measure proficiency in foreign languages?

The general consensus says that polyglot is a person who is able to speak four or more languages (including your native language). But how do you measure the proficiency of this people?

Several organizations have proficiency scales, first, I’ll show one of the best known and my favorite, which is of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, from the Council of Europe. There are six levels, divided into A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

Basic User

A1 – Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

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Tips to learn a language

Study everyday

If possible, study the language every day. Many studies have proved that it is better to study for a shorter time everyday than study for a long period only one or two days a week.
Try to set a schedule and stick to it. If you want to study more it’s alright, but do not study to the point of fatigue. If you’re going to study for more than one hour, plan also taking short breaks to rest.

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