German course from A1 Beginner to C1 Advanced

German CEFR certificate included

What can I expect from my level course?

  • No wait: Sign up, choose your level, and start a class within minutes.
  • No hold-ups: Learn at your own pace, as quickly as you like. Take classes every week – or every day!
  • No down days: Bad weather or terrible traffic? No problem. Because all our classes meet online, we’re always open and on time.

With Lingoda, you can…


Set your own schedule

Life gets busy. We understand. Choose class times that work for you, 24/7, any day of the week. Once you sign up, you always have up to six months to complete a course.

Learn strategically

Stay focused and grow your skills faster with our structured curriculum and lesson plans.

Get certified

Complete courses to earn Lingoda language certificates that meet CEFR requirements. The CEFR levels system is the standard measure of language competency internationally.

Why CEFR for German learners?

Internationally recognised

Devised by the Council of Europe, the
framework has become the benchmark
for assessing linguistic ability throughout
Europe and much of the rest of the

Standardised and structured

CEFR offers a standardised way of measuring
competency, regardless of the language in
question. It also distinguishes between
language learning activities, such as listening,
reading, speaking, writing and interpretation,
ensuring a rounded education.

Clear path to fluency

CEFR learners are divided into three levels,
with each level group having two sub-levels.
For example, level A1 is for beginners, while
level C2 represents mastery of the language.
You can manage and track your progress

English levels in line with the European Framework (CEFR)

Absolute Beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions.
  • Can introduce yourself and others, ask and answer personal questions.
  • Can interact in a simple conversation with a slow speaking conversation partner.
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  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to familiar topics.
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks.
  • Can describe in simple terms your background and immediate environment.
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  • Can understand the basics of matters like work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can simple connected text on familiar topics.
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  • Can understand a complex text, both general and specific topics. This includes technical discussions in your field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with native speakers, easily understand them and express yourself without thinking about language.
  • Can clear, detailed text and explain viewpoints on a certain topic by giving pros and cons.
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  • Can understand and write a variety of long or complicated texts.
  • Can express yourself fluently without fishing for words.
  • Can use language creatively in various ways for social, academic and professional purposes.
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Lingoda certificates are generally accepted by major institutions. However, every institution has unique requirements, so we advise you to check with them to see whether the certificate is accepted. You can download a sample certificate here.
Lingoda language certificates are issued in accordance to CEFR standards. The CEFR levels system was created by the Council of Europe, in an effort to standardize language exams throughout the various regions.

Let's go! German levels

A1 A2 B1 B2 C1
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