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This {{Userbox-lang}} template can be used to display English language skill and level of ability of a contributor on their user page.

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Parameters

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

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
{{ {{BASEPAGENAME}}}}  
en This user is a native speaker of English
Advanced speaker
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|3}} 
3 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 3|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Basic speaker
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|1}} 
1 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 1|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]

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
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}}} 
en This user is a native speaker of English
Professional ability
{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|5}} 
5 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 5|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Near-native ability
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|4}} 
4 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 4|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Advanced ability
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|3}} 
3 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 3|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Intermediate ability
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|2}} 
2 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 2|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Basic ability
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|1}} 
1 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 1|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Limited ability
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|0}} 
0 This user is a native speaker of [[Category:User 0|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]

Using different skills

Situation You type You get
Intermediate reader speaker
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|2|skill=reader}} 
2 This user is a native reader of [[Category:User 2|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Professional reader and writer
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|5|skill=reader and writer}} 
5 This user is a native reader and writer of [[Category:User 5|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]
Basic reader, writer and speaker
{{{{BASEPAGENAME}}|1
|skill=reader, writer and speaker}} 
1 This user is a native reader, writer and speaker of [[Category:User 1|unknown ISO 639-1 code]]