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This template can be used to display the language and level of ability spoken by a contributor on their user page.

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Parameters

The template has two unnamed parameters and one named parameter.

Unnamed parameters

  1. The first unnamed parameter is a two-letter code according to the ISO 639-1 standard
  2. The second (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

skill 
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

Using different language codes

NOTE: The template can be called using {{Userbox-lang}} or {{UBX-lang}}

Situation You type You get
Native speaker of English
{{UBX-lang|en}} 
en This user is a native speaker of English
Advanced speaker of Spanish
{{UBX-lang|es|3}} 
es-3 This user is an advanced speaker of Spanish
Basic speaker of Japanese
{{Userbox-lang|ja|1}} 
ja-1 This user is a basic speaker of Japanese

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
{{UBX-lang|en}} 
en This user is a native speaker of English
Professional ability
{{UBX-lang|en|5}} 
en-5 This user is a professional speaker of English
Near-native ability
{{Userbox-lang|en|4}} 
en-4 This user is a near-native speaker of English
Advanced ability
{{Userbox-lang|en|3}} 
en-3 This user is an advanced speaker of English
Intermediate ability
{{Userbox-lang|en|2}} 
en-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of English
Basic ability
{{Userbox-lang|en|1}} 
en-1 This user is a basic speaker of English
Limited ability
{{Userbox-lang|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 of Spanish
{{UBX-lang|es|2|skill=reader}} 
es-2 This user is an intermediate reader of Spanish
Professional reader and writer of Welsh
{{UBX-lang|cy|5|skill=reader and writer}} 
cy-5 This user is a professional reader and writer of Welsh
Basic reader, writer and speaker of German
{{UBX-lang|de|1
|skill=reader, writer and speaker}} 
de-1 This user is a basic reader, writer and speaker of German
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