German language levels
A1 TO C2
The Council of Europe has created a framework for teaching European languages. They categorized six language levels from A1 to C2; each level will manifest the mastery of skills that correspond to the language level. These skills help form the scope for each level and are divided into listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.
The A1 level will teach you the basics of interaction and communication. At this basic level, each person is introduced to their specific roles in a class or setting, how they present themselves to others, as well as how they can answer basic questions about themselves. At the A1 level, each person will learn the basic concepts of introducing themselves, asking questions to others and answering basic questions about themselves. The type of actions will include getting names and pronouns correct, asking simple questions, and providing multiple answers to questions.
The A2 level is the second step in the German course. At this level, you will learn how to deal with not only your daily situations but also those of a person who understands something about you. This is an excellent level for those who are looking to further develop their speaking and writing skills. Students will deepen their knowledge in the topic and develop a sound understanding on the subject using their language skills.
At the B1 level, students will learn how to learn new concepts. They will understand new words and be able to convey technical terminology clearly. Students at this level are able to comprehend complex reading materials, examine evidence in context, construct arguments and critique them critically, analyze information provided by experts in fields related to their own study area. B1 is an essential prerequisite for non-EU citizens to start working in Germany. You can also request an apprenticeship to learn a profession in Germany with a B1 certification.
In B2 level, you will gain a good understanding of the main context of more complex information related to environmental issues, healthcare, the media industry, and career options. At this level, students will gain practice in communicating spontaneously and naturally. They will also be introduced to vocabulary for each field. B2 speakers are able to communicate in a language that native speakers can understand. With their strong listening and reading skills, they can easily be able to give a detailed reply and defend their arguments according to the situation.
Students at the C1 level are able to understand the implicit meaning and will be able to communicate in an advanced way. They are at the level to use their language flexibly, spontaneously and fluently with great facility. Students at the C1 level have acquired essential grammatical forms, structures, and vocabulary. They are able to communicate with near-native proficiency. They can understand the implicit meaning and communicate advanced way through oral or written communication.