The Global Scale of English for learners

Your optimal path to English proficiency: unlock your full potential and fast-track your progress with detailed insights into your English skills.

Advance your English fluency with the Global Scale of English

Embark on your journey to English proficiency and open the door to a world of opportunities with the Global Scale of English (GSE). In today's competitive landscape, fluency in English is more than just a language skill – it's a gateway to success. 

Our ground-breaking research reveals that fluent English speakers could earn up to 80% more, highlighting the significant impact language proficiency can have on your future earnings and career prospects.* By harnessing the power of the GSE, you can accurately assess your current level of English and chart a clear path towards fluency, building your confidence at every step along the way.

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Why learners love the GSE

Understand your language skills with unparalleled accuracy
Get personalized learning objectives to support your progress
Know if you’re ready to take your next exam or see what skills you need to build
Use your score and certifications to apply for visas, universities and work abroad
Build confidence using English for study, in the workplace and in life

Build your skills anytime, anywhere

Increase your GSE level with regular practice through our powerful and engaging language learning app, Mondly, by Pearson.

Loved by learners, supported by experts. Mondly by Pearson combines a conversation-focused curriculum, speech recognition, and bite-sized lessons that will get you fluent faster, easier and smarter than any other language course.

Discover Mondly and get started for free

Showcase skills with Credly

Shout about your skills with Credly badges featuring your GSE score. The easy, trusted way to share your achievements online.

Awarded for passing certifications such as Pearson English International Certificate, you can add your Credly badge to your CV, email signature, and social media profiles.

Learn more about Credly

Dive into a world of limitless opportunities with better English skills

Did you know that 60% of all web content is in English? Whether you want to stream your favorite TV shows or expand your social circle, English proficiency can help you live your life to the fullest, opening the doors to new experiences and connections.

Are you ready to unlock your full potential?

Find out how

*Survey of 5,000 speakers of English as a second or additional language from across the globe, conducted by PSB Insights and Pearson, October 2023. For full details, check out the Research Overview in the global report.