Template:User en

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en This user is a native speaker of English
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This {{User en}} template can be used to display a contributor's English language skill and level of ability on their user page. For userboxes for different languages see Category:Language Userboxes or use the {{Userbox-lang}}.


The template has one unnamed parameter and one named parameter.

Unnamed parameters

  1. The (optional) unnamed parameter is a number to indicate the level of ability in this language. If this parameter is omitted the wording for native speaker will be displayed.
    • 0 = limited or no ability
    • 1 = basic
    • 2 = intermediate
    • 3 = advanced
    • 4 = near-native
    • 5 = professional

Named parameters

This (optional) parameter can be used to define a skill other than speaking, for example reading or writing. If omitted the default is speaking.


Using different ability levels

Using English as an example the following shows the range of abilities that can be choosen.

Ability You type You get
Native ability

{{User en}}

en This user is a native speaker of English
Professional ability

{{User en|5}}

en-5 This user is a professional speaker of English
Near-native ability

{{User en|4}}

en-4 This user is a near-native speaker of English
Advanced ability

{{User en|3}}

en-3 This user is an advanced speaker of English
Intermediate ability

{{User en|2}}

en-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of English
Basic ability

{{User en|1}}

en-1 This user is a basic speaker of English
Limited ability

{{User en|0}}

en-0 This user does not understand English (or understands it with considerable difficulty).

Using different skills

Situation You type You get
Intermediate reader speaker

{{User en|2|skill=reader}}

en-2 This user is an intermediate reader of English
Professional reader and writer

{{User en|5|skill=reader and writer}}

en-5 This user is a professional reader and writer of English
Basic reader, writer and speaker

{{User en|1|skill=reader, writer and speaker}}

en-1 This user is a basic reader, writer and speaker of English