English courses

Our language courses are based on the Common European Framework of reference for Languages (CEFR), by the Council of Europe. This differentiates between the three competence levels of elementary, independent and competent use of language. Each of these three levels is split into two stages.

You receive a certificate each time you pass a language examination and your certificate states which level you have reached. For example, A1 is the first level of elementary language use. Skills at this level are required for people from many countries who wish to move to Germany. Anyone wishing to apply for German citizenship must generally have proof of German to level B1. Those wanting to complete an apprenticeship, need level B2. Those who wish to study in Germany need to prove that their knowledge of German corresponds to level C1.