These levels are classified as A1 for beginners, A2 for elementary, B1 for intermediate, B2 for upper intermediate, C1 as advanced, and C2 as mastery.These german courses are geared towards beginners and advanced students. Students can begin with no previous knowledge of German, or can also start with a course that is at a more advanced level. The individual courses build on one another and take the students from one level to the next. Achievement of a language level is assessed through an examination and confirmed with a certificate.
Our language courses are based on the Common European Framework of reference for Languages (CEFR), by the Council of Europe. This differentiates between the three competence levels of elementary, independent and competent use of language. Each of these three levels is split into two stages.
You receive a certificate each time you pass a language examination. The certificate states which level you have reached. For example, A1 is the first level of elementary language use. Skills at this level are required for people from many countries who wish to move to Germany. Anyone wishing to apply for German citizenship must generally have proof of German to level B1. Those wanting to complete an apprenticeship, need level B2. Those who wish to study in Germany need to prove that their knowledge of German corresponds to level C1.
Elementary language use
I can understand sentences and commonly used expressions which are used in everyday life (e.g. information about people and family, shopping, work and local environment). I can make myself understood in simple, routine situations, in which the conversation is a simple and direct exchange of information about familiar and current issues. I can use simple methods to describe my own background and education, the direct environment and things relating to everyday life.