Confusion – what is the right conversion of MUET Band to CEFR?

There are various versions of the conversion from MUET to CEFR. Which one to follow?

I got this from the internet. It means the language competency of those who got MUET Band 4 is equivalent to CEFR B1

There is another conversion table by Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia.

Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia (MPM) – 2021

I would suggest to use the one given by the MPM. Just to be safe and hope this information helps.

Make it simple or make it complicated!

We sometime think that if we explain complicated things to others and people don’t understand our explanation, we consider ourselves as great. People are not as intelligent as us, for not being able to understand what we are talking about. Actually we are wrong. When we cannot simplify complicated things, it means we don’t understand what we are talking about. How can we explain things that we don’t understand to others. It is impossible.

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

Albert Einstein

What is a language?

Language is so special, without which there will be no communication. In this video, Martin Hilbert distinguishes between a dialect and a language. Instead of dialects, linguists prefer the term speech varieties. Interestingly, he highlights the English varieties, which include Nigerian English and Malaysian English. Each has its own unique characteristic and pronunciation.