Levels of German
We teach German on 7 levels ranging from A0 to C2 - as defined by the Common European Reference Framework (CERF). German courses in Berlin run on all 7 levels all year round: so no matter what level you are on right now, you can start any Monday you like. A placement test - consisting of a written and an oral part on your first Monday - will make sure that you will be learning with others of a similar level.
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How long does it take to learn German?*
|A0||You don´t speak or understand German|
|A1||You understand and can answer simple questions||ca. 160*||8 weeks||5 weeks|
|A2||You are able to participate in everyday conversations||ca. 160||8 weeks||5 weeks|
|B1||You can read and write simple texts without errors.||ca. 160||8 weeks||5 weeks||Goethe B1|
|B2||You are able to participate in demanding discussions||ca. 160||8 weeks||5 weeks||Goethe B2|
|C1||You can produce essays and read newspapers and literature.||ca. 160||8 weeks||5 weeks||Goethe C1|
|C2||You can speak German fluently and understand even idiomatic expressions.||ca. 160||8 weeks||5 weeks||Goethe C2|
* The data in the table are approximate data. How long it will take you to reach a certain level will also depend on individual factors like learning experience or time budget.