language level

inlingua language levels

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) aims to create greater unity and transparency when learning foreign languages in the European member states. Therefore, various competence levels are defined in the CEFR, in order to make the various European language certificates comparable and set a standard for the acquisition of language skills

Our language level chart shows you which module of the inlingua Accelerated Professional Programme APP corresponds to the competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Within each APP module you can choose between various topics (see chart)..


Language skills per CEF/GER level

You communicate in the foreign language as naturally as in your mother tongue. You master the finer points of the language and take part in all business situations in a relaxed and active manner. You also feel completely confident on the phone. You read and understand every document effortlessly.

You feel confident when communicating with interlocutors in their native language, and successfully use your high language competence in all business situations. You follow complicated negotiations at normal conversational speed, and also recognise idiomatic nuances. You process documents at all levels of business communication. You compile speech manuscripts and reports on complex topics yourself.

You emphasise your professional authority in the foreign language. You are able to work together with project participants in their native language, and can spontaneously give short presentations: You follow negotiations and presentations, and are confident even with technically difficult telephone conversations. You read and understand challenging newspaper articles, specialist magazines and business reports.

You represent your company to international contacts in your area of work. You communicate in a target-oriented manner, and are in a position to give differentiated statements. You can follow conversations and telephone calls with increasing confidence. You understand standard business correspondence, reports and minutes and compile simple business texts.

You ask and answer short questions in daily business life, are able to make simple statements and cope with travel situations. You understand people speaking slowly and clearly even on the telephone. You can read simple texts, signs and instructions, and fill in forms and write simple instructions.

CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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