German Courses - Level Overview

In order for your German language course to be a success, you absolutely have to participate in a group that has your level of German. Levels A1 - C2 below refer to the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Please indicate your level together with your application, so we will have an idea of where to place you. Below you will find a course description to help you with this task.

A1 - No or very little knowledge of German

Course objective - Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Exam: Goethe Certificate A1 / ÖSD Certificate A1

A2 - Basic knowledge of German

Course objective - Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Exam: Goethe Certificate A2 / ÖSD Certificate A2

B1 - Relatively good knowledge of German

Course objective - Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Exam: Goethe Certificate B1 / ÖSD Certificate B1 

B2 - Good knowledge of German

Course objective - Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Exam: Goethe Certificate B2 / ÖSD Certificate B2

C1 - Very good knowledge of German

Course objective - Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Exam: Goethe Certificate C1 / ÖSD Certificate C1

C2 - Excellent or nearly native speaker knowledge of German

Course objective - Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Exam: Goethe Certificate C2 / ÖSD Certificate C2

 

For more information about the different levels and/or exams kindly refer to Course levels and Examinations at the Goethe-Institut or ÖSD - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Cebu City

HDC - German Knowledge Sprachzentrum
2F Mezzanine WDC-Building
P. Burgos St. corner Osmena Blvd.
Cebu City, Philippines, 6000

Tagbilaran City

HDC - German Knowledge Sprachzentrum
3rd Flr. "JA Penthouse" 
Espuelas St. corner F. Doria St.
Tagbilaran City, Philippines, 6300

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