The classification of the levels corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Deutsch in Graz offers 10 levels. One level lasts 4 weeks in the intensive course (100 units plus 16 units workshop, evening courses 8 weeks with 64 units (or 16 weeks with 32 units per course).
|elementary language use||no prior knowledge|
At A1 level you will learn:
- to understand everyday expressions and simple sentences in use
- to introduce yourself and others, ask questions and give answers to these questions.
- to communicate in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly
|A2.1||elementary language use||little prior knowledge|
At A2 level you will learn:
- to communicate in simple, routine situations with direct exchange of familiar information (very basic personal and family information, shopping, work, local environment)
- to describe your background and education, immediate environment and matters concerning your immediate needs in simple terms.
|B1.1||independent language use||advanced prior knowledge|
At B1 level you will learn:
- to understand key points when standard speech is used to discuss familiar matters, such as work, school, leisure, etc.
- to deal with situations which are likely to arise whilst traveling in the language region.
- to talk simply and cohesively about topics which are familiar and of personal interest.
- to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions, discuss your plans and opinions and provide short explanations for these..
|B2.1||independent language use||intermediate previous knowledge|
At B2 level you will learn:
- to understand the gist of complex texts addressing tangible and abstract topics.
- to understand in-depth discussion within your own specialism.
- to express yourself spontaneously and fluently so that can hold a normal conversation with a native speaker without any party having to go to any real great effort to make themselves understood.
- to talk clearly and in detail about a wide range of topics.
- to express a point of view about an aspect of current affairs amd cite various advantages and disadvantages.
|C1.1||competent language use||very good prior knowledge|
At C1 level you will learn:
- to understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and recognise implicit meaning
- to express yourself fluently and spontaneously without an obvious need to think about vocabulary and expressions.
- to use the language effectively and flexibly social and professional situations or in training and studies.
- to create clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use.
|competent language use||excellent prior knowledge|
At C2 level you will learn:
- to summarise information from different spoken and written sources, providing and explanations in a coherent manner.
- to express yourself spontaneously, fluently and precisely .
- to express subtle nuances of meaning even in more complex situations.