Council of Europe

TIE and the Council of Europe

TIE is assessed according to the Council of Europe’s Common European framework of Language Proficiency. 

We have been very fortunate to have John Trim, an international testing expert and one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the Council of Europe Scale, as a consultant to the TIE development project. 

The descriptors in English are printed on the back of the TIE certificate. Global descriptors of the six basic levels are also available on the following pages:


For an overview of TIE Global Grades in the past years, please click on the links below: