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Language level system for learning German online

The level system based on the Common European Framework (CEFR)

If you want to be successful studying German, it is vital that you will receive instruction according to your level. For this reason, a detailed evaluation of your German knowledge is a really important to us.

We offer online language courses for all levels  based on the CEFR, an officially recognized system ensuring the quality of a language course.

The online courses are for learners of all levels from A1.1 to C2.2. For learners of the level A1 and A2, we recommend studying with a book plus the free material offered by your online trainer. Having reached the competence level B1, it is the right time to tailor the language program towards individual or work-related requirements.

Which German language level you are, will be defined by our placement test forwarded to you prior to the course start. Your online instructor will prepare the first lesson based on the results of this test and the information you provide about your objectives.

Below you will find a table describing the different levels according to the Common European Frame of Reference:

           
Level description
Levels
Exams
PROFICIENT  USER
Master
 

Excellent or nearly native speaker knowledge of German:
You are able to put into practice and present all complex aspects of the work environment without any difficulty. [ more details ]

Level
C2
C2.1+C2.2

Goethe Zertifikat C2 and telc Deutsch C2:
~ 140 lessons á 45 minutes of online 1-to-1 training.

PROFICIENT  USER
Effective
operational
proficiency
   

Very good knowledge of German:
You are able to create detailed presentations and reports. [ more details ]

Level
C1
C1.1+C1.2

Goethe Zertifikat C1 and telc Deutsch C1 (+Hochschule, +Beruf) and TestDaF:
~ 100 lessons á 45 minutes of online 1-to-1 training.

INDEPENDENT USER
Vantage
     

Good knowledge of German:
You are able to edit and convey extensive information. [ more details ]

Level
B2
B2.1+B2.2

Goethe Zertifikat B2 and telc Deutsch B2 (+ Beruf, + Medizin):
~ 100 lessons á 45 minutes of online 1-to-1 training.
INDEPENDENT USER
Threshold
        Relatively good knowledge of German:
You are able to process standard information from the working environment. [ more details ]

Level
B1
B1.1+B1.2

Goethe Zertifikat B1 and telc B1:
~ 90 lessons á 45 minutes of online 1-to-1 training.
BASIC USER
Waystage
         

Basic knowledge of German:
You are able to understand and complete simple information and create short texts. [ more details ]

Level
A2
A2.1+A2.2

Goethe Zertifikat A2 and telc Deutsch A2:
~ 90 lessons á 45 minutes of online 1-to-1 training.

BASIC
USER

Breakthrough
          No or very little knowledge of German:
You are able to give, understand and complete information using simple linguistic structures. [ more details ]

Level
A1
A1.1+A1.2

Goethe Zertifikat A1 Start Deutsch 1 and telc Deutsch A1:
~ 90 lessons á 45 minutes of online 1-to-1 training.

All levels correspond with the Common European Framework of the European Councilexternal link language levels.

Students taking our individual online courses usually require only about 90 to 100 teaching lessons to reach the next level. If you took instruction in a group, you would have to calculate about 140-160 lessons per level. The intensive learning experience through individual instruction gives you a real time advantage and allows you to reduce the instruction time by about 30% .

 

Description of levels from beginners to advanced :

  • Level A1: On completion of this level you will be able to ...

    ... understand and use everyday expressions and simple sentences,
    ... introduce yourself and others, ask everyday questions and answer them — e.g. where you come from, where you live, the people you know, or the things you own,
    ... communicate in a simple way, if the persons you are talking to, speak slowly and clearly and are prepared to help you.

  • Level A2: On completion of this level you will be able to ...
  • ... understand and use frequently used expressions concerning all areas of everyday life, e.g. you are able to give information about yourself and your family, go shopping, describe your work and close environment,
    ... communicate in simple routine situations during which you have to directly exchange information on familiar subjects.
    ... describe with the aid of simple means your own background and education and your immediate environment and needs.

  • Level B1: On completion of this level you will be able to ...
  • ... understand the main issues if standard language is used clearly and if the conversation is about familiar aspects of work, school, leisure etc., you can manage most situations while travelling in a German-speaking country,
    ... give your opinion on familiar subjects and personal interest in a simple and coherent way,
    ... relate experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals and give short explanations regarding plans and opinions.
  • Level B2: On completion of this level you will be able to ...
  • ... understand the main contents of complex texts on specific or abstract subjects and specialist discussions in your own field of knowledge
    ... communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is possible without great effort on both sides,
    ... express yourself on a broad range of topics in a clear and precise way, explain your point of view on a current issue and enumerate advantages and disadvantages of several possibilities.

  • Level C1: On completion of this level you will be able to ...
  • ... understand a broad range of sophisticated longer texts and also acknowledge implied meanings,
    ... express yourself spontaneously and fluently without having to obviously grope for words,
    ... use the language effectively and in a flexible way in your social and professional life or in training and studies,
    ... express yourself clearly, extensively and in a structured manner on complex subjects and use several means of combining text in an adequate manner.

  • Level C2: On completion of this level you will be able to ...
  • ... understand practically everything that you read and hear without any effort
    ... summarize information from different written and oral sources and give explanations on it in a coherent way,
    ... express yourself very spontaneously, very fluently and precisely and be able to express the subtleties required by complex subjects.

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If you want to test your German before coming to Bamberg, you can take our free German online testexternal link language test for beginners (Level A1-A2). Within a few minutes you will receive an email containing the test result.

During intensive courses in Bamberg, 90 minute tests take place every fortnight. This way you can check on your learning process and our teachers can advise you correspondingly.

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