Course levels as defined by the Common European Framework
Our language courses are based on internationally recognized proficiency scales. For European languages, we use the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), levels A1-C2.
At level A1 (Breakthrough): Very basic, simple communication is possible
At level A2 (Waystage): You can deal with short daily social exchanges
At level B1 (Threshold): You are able to understand the main points of work-related and professional texts; give a very simplified overview of a specialist topic that you know well; and cope linguistically and interculturally with daily life on campus and/or in your internship
At level B2 (Vantage): You can cope with your studies abroad, particularly in terms of your receptive skills. You often still require help with oral communication and writing
At level C1 (Effectiveness): You are able to study in the target language without major problems
At C2 level (Mastery): You master almost all situations linguistically and interculturally. You are able to write your thesis or an essay/a paper in the target language.