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}}.

Parameters[edit source]

The template has one unnamed parameter and one named parameter.

Unnamed parameters[edit source]

  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[edit source]

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

Examples[edit source]

Using different ability levels[edit source]

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[edit source]

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