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kpadoreo

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Language on Resumé

Postby kpadoreo » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:30 am

Does anyone know how one should describe one's language proficiency on a resumé? I speak French very well, use it professionally, have lived in France and in Quebec, and have French Canadian family (so spoke it at home sometimes). However I have never taken a test to prove my language level (like Toefel for English). What are the common words one uses to describe language proficiency? Is there something specific for resumés so one can communicate their language proficiency accurately?

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Re: Language on Resumé

Postby cavalier1138 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:44 am

I would classify yourself as fluent based on your description here. Without taking some form of test, the other designations I know are "proficient" (which is something less than fluent, but probably able to carry on a conversation/read a basic text) and "studied" (which just shows that you have spent time learning the language).

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Re: Language on Resumé

Postby BobBoblaw » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:55 am

Just pick a level that best describes you: Basic, intermediate, advanced (or proficient), and fluent.

Be sure to specify spoken vs. written, as sometimes people are better or worse than one or the other.

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Re: Language on Resumé

Postby Monday » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:57 am

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Re: Language on Resumé

Postby Keilz » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:11 am

kpadoreo wrote:Does anyone know how one should describe one's language proficiency on a resumé? I speak French very well, use it professionally, have lived in France and in Quebec, and have French Canadian family (so spoke it at home sometimes). However I have never taken a test to prove my language level (like Toefel for English). What are the common words one uses to describe language proficiency? Is there something specific for resumés so one can communicate their language proficiency accurately?


LinkedIn uses their term "professional working proficiency" which sounds like an accurate term for you.



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