German language levels - how long it takes to reach a level

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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.

How long does it take?

Time requiredCertificates
A0You don´t speak or understand German
A1You understand and can answer simple questions2 months
A2You are able to participate in everyday conversations2 monthsGoethe A2
B1You can read and write simple texts without errors.2 monthsGoethe B1
B2You are able to participate in demanding discussions2.5 monthsGoethe B2
C1You can produce essays and read newspapers and literature.2.5 monthsGoethe C1
C2You can speak German fluently and understand even idiomatic expressions.2.5 monthsGoethe C2


An example: At the moment you finished level A2 and you want to do Goethe Zertifikat B1, which is closing off level B1. You will need 2 months with 20 lessons weekly.