Levels of knowledge of the German language

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What does level A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 mean?

The first step on the way to your goal is to determine your current level of knowledge. Knowledge of German is divided into levels. For each of these levels there is an international certificate that you can pass, after the acquired knowledge.

You can see an overview of all levels and their meanings in the table below:

Elementary use of language

Kadidat understands and uses well-known, everyday expressions and quite simple sentences, which refer to meeting specific needs. He is able to introduce himself and others, to ask other people questions about their personality - for example where they live, what kind of people they know or what they own - and to answer such questions himself. He is able to reach an agreement in a simple way, if the interlocutors speak slowly and clearly, and if they are ready to help him.
The candidate understands sentences and frequently used expressions, which are related to areas of immediate meaning (for example, personal and family information, shopping, work and the immediate environment). He is able to come to an agreement in simple, routine situations that involve a simple and direct exchange of information about familiar and common things. He is able to describe in simple terms his background and education, immediate environment and matters related to immediate needs.

Independent use of language

The candidate is able to understand the main content, when clear standard language is used and familiar content related to work, school, leisure etc. He is able to cope with most of the situations he encounters while traveling in German-speaking countries. He is able to express himself clearly and meaningfully on familiar topics and areas of personal interest. He is able to talk about experiences and experiences, to describe his dreams, hopes and goals, and to briefly explain his plans and attitudes.
The candidate is able to understand the main content of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics; understands professional discussions in his field. He can communicate spontaneously and fluently so that a normal conversation with a native speaker is possible without much effort for both parties. Can express himself clearly and in detail on a wide range of topics, explain his opinion on the issue at hand and list the pros and cons of different options.

Competent use of language

The candidate is able to understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize the implicit meanings in them. He is able to express himself spontaneously and fluently, without frequent and noticeable need to search for appropriate expressions. He is able to use the language effectively and flexibly in social and professional life, or during education and studies. He is able to express himself clearly, structured and comprehensively about complex content and at the same time appropriately uses different means to connect the text.
The candidate is practically able to understand everything he reads or hears without any effort. Able to summarize information from various written or oral sources and provide rationales and explanations through meaningful presentation. He is able to spontaneously, extremely fluently and precisely express and clarify the finer nuances of the meaning of more complex content.
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How do I check what level I am now?

Take a free test and find out at what level your knowledge of the German language is. Sign up for the test below (you get everything within just a few seconds). Based on the results, you can easily decide which level of premium course to apply for or which certificate you could apply for.
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Do I get a certificate on your course?

Language schools never issue certificates of knowledge of a language (they can only issue certificates of attended courses). The certificate is obtained by passing the international German language exam in front of the commission. For example. at the Goethe Institute near you. In my course you can acquire the knowledge you need to successfully pass this exam.

How to I'm ready for the exam?

I recommend that you sign up for the Mystore Zoki premium web application, where we go through all the segments of German grammar in detail. Within the app, you get access to advanced video lessons and text exercises to practice on the platform itself. The application is completely developed in our language, which makes it easier for you to find your way around it. With 10-15 min. exercises on the app daily, speak German already in 90 days and be ready to sit for the certificate!