Placement Test, Levels and Online English Test
At the beginning of your language course with Sprachcaffe you take a placement test. This test takes place at your chosen language school following your arrival, prior to the start of your language course. The course serves as a method of indicating your current language level, thus ensuring that you are placed in the most appropriate course. The test has been built around the guidelines established in the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Our placement text is not an exam or anything resembling one. The test simply provides us with a way of judging your current language competence. Only this way are we able to find a language course which perfectly fits your prior language knowledge. You do not have to prepare for the test, and definitely don’t have to be worried that you won’t pass it!
The test is constructed based on the European Framework of Reference for Languages, which means that it can be used as a point of comparison. This also means that there is a European ‘yardstick’ for the learning of languages, ensuring the various European language certificates can easily be compared with one another. Every language student is able to orientate their language ability quickly and easily between the levels A1 and C2, based on the results of their placement test.
Levels & Learning Outcomes
Students are placed into one of six levels based on the results of their placement exams. Our levels correlate to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and each level typically takes 12 weeks to complete. All of our English Courses and Programs adhere to this structure. It is our goal to offer a large number of options for all skill levels.
Learning Outcomes (Samples):
Level 1 (A0) Beginner
Express wants, preferences, needs and likes/dislikes. Fill out simple forms. Describe people, objects, places, situations and events.
Level 2 (A1) Elementary
Give and respond to apologies, excuses and permissions. Express and respond to worry, disappointment and feelings. Request desired goods or services.
Level 3 (A2) Pre-Intermediate
Engage in a general conversation and keep conversation going. Express and analyze opinions. Extract meaning/general ideas from written texts.
Level 4 (B1) Intermediate
Ask for recommendations and provide solutions to problems. Express hope, regret, gratitude and sympathy. Understand personal, general or specialized prose.
Level 5 (B2) Pre-Advanced
Obtain, organize and present information. Attract attention, express concern and seek advice. Understand purpose and meaning of complex forms, letters, etc.
Level 6 (C1) Advanced
Give and follow instructions on technical and non-technical tasks. Express indifference, approval, disapproval and intentions. Understand complex formal instructions in various settings.
Free Online English Test
Try an online language test! Get an idea of your level of proficiency with our quick English language test.
Our online language tests will give you an indication of your current proficiency level of your chosen language. The online language test is free, and does not take long.
We are happy to advise you if you have further questions. We wish you luck with your online language proficiency test!