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Learning Cycle

No one is overwhelmed or under-challenged on our courses. Instead, every student is always involved in the lessons according to their own personal learning level; this guarantees fast progress and thus a high level of motivation. The ten Berlitz levels provide the optimal prerequisites for perfect entry onto the course. They enable your language potential to be accurately assessed:


  • Level 1 - Knowledge of language is sufficient to communicate in a very limited way, with the simplest oral and listening tasks and situations.
  • Level 2 - Users have a basic command of the language needed in a limited range of simple, routine, and familiar tasks and situations.


  • Level 3 - Users can handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and routine social and work situations. They can follow the general meaning of a conversation about familiar subjects.
  • Level 4 - Users are able to meet their immediate communication and learning needs, while comprehending information on familiar topics in contextualized settings and produce sustained conversation on a variety of general topics.


  • Level 5 - Users can, to an extent, initiate, sustain, and conclude most routine communicative tasks for personal and work needs.
  • Level 6 - Users have assimilated the essentials of the language; they can communicate competently and comfortably in many professional and personal contexts, and can find different ways of formulating what they want to express.


  • Level 7 - Users begin to create with the language in more complex, cognitively demanding situations, and in conversations, and can deal comfortably with most subjects over the telephone.
  • Level 8 - Users communicate effectively and appropriately even in demanding oral tasks and situations, like conducting a meeting, while easily participating in social and professional conversations.


  • Level 9 - Users communicate effectively with most audiences on a wide range of topics to meet most personal, academic or professional demands - including many which presume experience in public speaking and critical listening.
  • Level 10 - Users have full command of the language; communication is fluent, appropriate and well organized - they develop ideas in speech clearly and coherently.

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