How long does it take to advance one level in the CEFR system?

 

The answer depends on the person, the type of instruction, the learning environment, and other factors. Usually it takes takes a few years of dedicated language study to reach a C1+ level in a foreign language, but there are exceptions and some learners advance more quickly than others. Generally, it takes many hours of intensive language study and practice to advance even one level in the CEFR system.

 

Here is a table that provides a rough idea of how long it takes to advance one level in the CEFR system.