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Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR - course levels

Beginner (A0/A1)

You are a complete beginner or have very little knowledge of German. At this level you learn basic sentence structures and vocabulary to help you communicate simple messages in everyday situations. (0 - 100 lessons)

Elementary 1 (A1)

You have little knowledge of German. You learn to make simple enquiries in speaking and writing, and to give instructions. You build on your basic grammar skills and increase your vocabulary. (100 - 200 lessons)

Elementary 2 (A2)

You have some knowledge of German. You learn how to express yourself adequately in familiar, everyday situations and to read and understand simple texts. (200 - 500 lessons)

Elementary 3 (B1)

Your basic German skills are incomplete. You consolidate and revise basic grammar structures, and learn to lead discussions on interesting topics. (300 - 600 lessons)

Intermediate 1 (B2)

You have a command of the essentials of German. You practise reading, writing and discussion of difficult topics and work-related issues. (500- 750 lessons)

Intermediate 2 (C1)

You have a good command of German. You learn to express yourself clearly both in speaking and writing on a large number of topics and to understand almost all texts. (800- 1200 lessons)

Advanced (C2)

You can express yourself fluently in German. You work on literary, socio-political, cultural and scientific topics. (1400 lessons)