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Information on the placement test

How are your language skills? The free placement test which has been developed by Sprachcaffe test developers, determines your language level in ten minutes. In the test, you are required to answer the 40 multiple choice questions and write a short essay. After completion of the test, you will receive an immediate assessment of your language level. The Assessment of your language level is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).

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The free placement test with analysis and recommendations

When all questions of the placement test have been completed, you will be able to see your language level. You will receive a detailed evaluation of your language test by email. Also included are the CEFR descriptions of your language level, the correct answers and recommendations for further learning.

With the placement test results you will have a good impression of your language skills and with the language assessment level, you can easily choose which course is best for you.

The placement test has many tasks to be completed, including the reading comprehension which tests your language capabilities in vocabulary and grammar.

It is important for the teachers and other language professionals: When it comes to the very advanced language competence this test doesn’t differentiate a lot. The main focus of the tasks to be dealt with, are going to be familiar to all students.

German Reference Frame

A1
A2
B1
B2
C1
C2
Elementary
levels
Intermediate
levels
Advanced Language
levels

Detail: CEFR competence level and language skills

Competence level
Comprehension
(listening/reading)
Speaking
Writing
A0
  • No prior knowledge of the language. Absolute beginner.
  • -
  • -
Competence level
Comprehension
(listening/reading)
Speaking
Writing
A1
  • Use of familiar words and the understanding of easy sentences, when they are slowly and clearly spoken,.related to topics, such as family, surroundings and other concrete things.
  • Familiar words, names, the understanding of easy sentences for example; Notice boards, billboards and catalogues.
  • To make myself more understandable, when my dialogue partner helps me in formulating, what I want to say.
  • To ask easy questions and give answers on important themes and topics.
  • Easy phrases and making easy sentences about people I know, description and where I live.
  • Short easy greetings on a postcard e.g. Holiday greetings.
  • Filling out forms e.g. in hotels, Name, Address, nationality.
Competence level
Comprehension
(listening/reading)
Speaking
Writing
A2
  • To understand single sentences with common words which are important to me.
  • Understanding easy daily texts e.g. (advertisements, restaurant menus, travel plans).
  • Comprehension of short, easy personal letters.
  • To be able to make myself understood in routine situations, where there is a direct exchange of information and familiar topics.
  • Participation in brief small talk.
  • With a few sentences and simple means, being able to describe e.g. my living conditions, my studies, my family, other people and my present or last profession.
  • Writing brief, easy notes and messages.
  • Writing simple personal letters e.g. a thank you letter.
Competence level
Comprehension
(listening/reading)
Speaking
Writing
B1
  • The main point is understanding familiar things at work, school and in your free time, when standard language is used.
  • Understanding the basic information from news and radio broadcastings about the current affairs, career related topics and interests, when it’s spoken relatively slowly and clearly.
  • Understanding texts in which standard daily and professional language is incorporated.
  • Understanding things such as happenings, feelings, emotions and wishes, when they are reported in private letters.
  • To be able to manage most situations while on travelling.
  • To spontaneously be able to take part in conversations about familiar topics, which are related to daily life such as : family, hobbies, work, travel and current affairs.
  • To be able to describe experiences, happenings, dreams, hopes and goals in simple, coherent sentences.
  • To briefly explain and support my opinions and my plans.
  • Telling a story e.g. what the plot of a book or film is, and to be able to describe my reactions to these.
  • To write simple notes and messages.
  • Writing simple personal letters e.g. a thank you letter.
Competence level
Comprehension
(listening/reading)
Speaking
Writing
B2
  • To understand the basic plot and dialogue of movies when standard language is spoken.
  • To read and understand articles and reports about present problems in which the author takes a particular attitude and viewpoint.
  • Understanding texts in contemporary literature.
  • Spontaneous and fluent engagement in a normal conversation with a native speaker.
  • To be able to take part in a discussion on familiar situations and to be able to give reasons for my views.
  • To give a clear descriptive representation of the various topics I am interested in.
  • To take a stand about a current question and explain the advantages and disadvantages of various possibilities.
  • To write a detailed text on various topics which are of personal interest.
  • To give information on specific issues including arguments and counter arguments in the form of an essay or a report.
  • To write letters, clearly describing personal on-going events and experiences.
Competence level
Comprehension
(listening/reading)
Speaking
Writing
C1
  • Ability to comprehend a wide spectrum of demanding, longer texts and their implicit meanings.
  • To be able to spontaneously and fluently articulate myself, without having to look for the words to say.
  • communication is easier at the professional level, or at the university, and one can use the language in a more flexible manner.
  • ability to articulate in a structured manner in complex situations and as well as the use of text as a way of communicating fluently.
Competence level
Comprehension
(listening/reading)
Speaking
Writing
C2
  • To practically understand everything you read and listen to.
  • To gather different information from various written material or oral sources and to represent reasons and coherent explanations on various topics.
  • Being Spontaneous, fluent and precise, and having the ability to give finer shades of meaning, even in more complex situations.