Berlitz Placement and Levels


Measure your precise language level

Berlitz has developed standardized proficiency levels for all the languages taught. Our Language Proficiency Assessment determines the learner’s skills and the level required to achieve their goals. At the end of the program, we will assess learners’ progress before advancing to a higher level.


Berlitz Levels and CEFx1

Level 1 – Functional Ability:

Knowledge of language is sufficient to communicate in a very limited way, with the simplest oral and listening tasks and situations.


Level 2 – Functional Ability:

At the functional level, learners have a basic command of the language needed in a limited range of simple, routine, and familiar tasks and situations


Level 3 – Intermediate Ability:

Learners can handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and routine social and work situations. They can follow the general meaning of a conversation O nama familiar subjects


Level 4 – Intermediate Ability:

At the intermediate level, learners are able to refashion and combine learned material to meet their immediate communication and learning needs. They comprehend information on familiar topics in contextualized settings and produce sustained conversation with others on an expanding variety of general topics.


Level 5 – Upper-Intermediate Ability:

Learners can, to an extent, initiate, sustain and conclude most routine communicative tasks for personal and work needs.


Level 6 – Upper-Intermediate Ability:

At the upper intermediate level, learners have assimilated the essentials of the language. They communicate competently and comfortably in many professional and personal contexts, and find different ways of formulating what they want to express.


Level 7 – Advanced Ability:

Learners begin to create with the language in more complex and demanding conversations and can deal comfortably with most subjects over the telephone.


Level 8 – Advanced Ability:

At the advanced level, learners communicate effectively and appropriately even in demanding oral tasks and situations, like conducting a meeting. They participate easily in social and professional conversations, and deal comfortably with most subjects over the telephone.


Level 9 – Professional Ability:

Learners communicate effectively with various audiences on a wide range of familiar and new topics to meet most personal, academic or professional demands—including many which presume experience in public speaking and critical listening.


Level 10 – Professional Ability:

At the professional level, learners have full command of the language. They understand and can use virtually all linguistic structures; as well as a range of vocabulary items as broad and deep as that of most educated native speakers. Communication is fluent, appropriate and well organized—they develop ideas in speech clearly and coherently.



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