What is level B1.2?

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 B1.2, you can:

  • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest and describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

(Source: Wikipedia)

At Expath, you will learn the following (and more) as part of the B1.2 curriculum:

Talking about games and conditions; Talking about being formal and informal in German; Speaking about people; Reading classified ads; Describing people; Talking about relationships; Offering the “du”; Expressing “seemingly” and “as if” in German; Talking about concurrent actions; Making decisions; Asking for help; Explaining things; Showing understanding; Giving advice; Reacting surprised or critical; Expressing agreement; Expressing disinterest; Asking for help; Commenting; Talking about products; Complaining about products and services; Telling stories; Expressing problems; Describing marketing campaigns; Talking about future actions; Convincing or persuading someone; Refusing apologies; Talking about behavior; Talking about different cultural norms; Acting like a good guest in Germany; Introducing explanations; Evaluating and assessing; Asking for aid; Calming people down; Offering solutions; Speaking with police; Speaking at the lost and found; Talking about rental issues; Analysing pictures and cartoons; Talking about role modelsComparing things; Reading newspaper articles; Talking about political issues in Germany; Asking for opinions; Talking about history; Describing countries; Presenting advantages and disadvantages; Expressing wishes and desires

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