What is level A2.2?
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR or CEF for short) is a standardized guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and beyond. At Expath's language schools in Berlin, we follow these guidelines in all of our German classes.
These levels are classified as A1 for beginners, A2 for elementary, B1 for intermediate, B2 for upper intermediate, C1 as advanced, and C2 as mastery. Expath, like many other language schools, splits these levels in half to accommodate students’ time and budget planning (e.g. level A1 is split into A1.1 and A1.2). To start with level A1, you are expected to have no knowledge of German.
After completing level A2.2, you 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).
- communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
At Expath, you will learn the following (and more) as part of the A2.2 curriculum:
Expressing doing things “in spite of”…; Using conditionals (wäre, hätte, würde); Talking about possibilities (könnte); Talking about weekend plans; Talking about events and cultural activities; Using adjectives in dative and accusative case; Describing items; Comparing items; Using the comparative and superlative; Understanding brochures and flyers; Complaining about orders; Using the post office; Using “one”/”you” in German; Using the passive in German; Talking about preferences; Talking about types; Leaving telephone messages; Apologizing; Expressing origins, destinations and locations; Expressing different types of motion (um, durch, über, entlang); Giving reasons (deshalb, deswegen); Talking about different types of weather conditions; Talking about plans and itineraries; Expressing the lack of something (ohne); Talking about duration; Booking trips; Writing and understanding postcards in German; Talking about vacation activities; Asking for information; Asking “who”, “when” and “where” questions effectively; Asking about opening hours; Using “if”-sentences; Talking about about past points in time and past frequencies; Dealing with banks; Using the passive; Asking people to wait; Using “during”; Talking about knowing and being familiar with something; Using modal verbs effectively; “Inventing” useful German words; Giving advice; Handling conflicts in German; Talking about consequences
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