C2 Mastery

C2 Abjad Cert: Self-assessment grid
(CEFR 3.3)

Key facts
CEFR level: C2 What's this?
Test format: Paper-based
No. of papers:
Test length: About 5 hour 30 minutes

To take the exam you should be able to:


I have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided I have some time to get familiar with the accent.


I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.


Spoken Interaction

I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem I can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it.

Spoken Production

I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.


I can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.

Who should take this exam?

An C2 certificate shows that you can:

  • understand and use basic phrases and expressions
  • understand simple written Arabic
  • introduce yourself and answer basic questions about yourself

Reasons to choose C2 certificate:

  • Gain a valuable qualification that is accepted worldwide.
  • Improve your work, study and travel prospects.
  • Show that you have the basic language skills you need to communicate in Arabic.
How does the exam process work?

There are three parts to the exam. You do the Reading and Writing, and the Listening papers on the same day. You may need to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners. The exam is available in computer-based format.

Abjad Cert
Reading and Use
of Arabic Dialects
Time2 hour1 hour 30 minutes1 hour1 hour
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