The Global Scale of English for learners

Fast-track your progress with clear and unbiased insights into your English abilities



Your optimal path to progress

From understanding your starting point to knowing your next steps, learning English can be tricky. With the Global Scale of English (GSE), you can get the clarity you need to move forward with confidence.

The GSE is a language measurement tool that gives you a score from 10-90. The simple scale takes the complexity out of understanding your skills and calibrated assessments give you unparalleled insights into your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities with individual and overall scores.

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.

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Showcase skills with Credly

Shout about your skills with Credly badges featuring your GSE score. The easy, trsuted way to share your achievments 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.

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Get started with the GSE

The GSE is the beating heart of Pearson’s Connected English Learning Program, underpinning our courses, assessment and certification.

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