The European Framework of Reference for Languages makes language literacy transparent and comparable. For each partial qualification (listening, reading, writing and speaking) there are detailed descriptions, which language competence with which level is reached.
The chart gives answer. Here you will find the exact description of the individual language proficiency levels.
|CEF Level C1|
|Financial English||APP 4 Step 2||Legal|
| ||APP 4 Step 1|
|CEF Level B2|
|Banking||Human Resources||APP 3 Step 2||Business Writing||Presentation|
| ||APP 3 Step 1|
|CEF Level B1|
|Tourism||APP 2 Step 2||Telephoning|
| ||APP 2 Step 1|
|CEF Level A2 | CEF Level A1|
| ||APP 1 Step 2|
| ||APP 1 Step 1|
You represent your company within your area of expertise when dealing with international contacts. You communicate purposefully and are capable of varying your statements. You can follow conversations and telephone calls with increasing confidence. You understand standard business correspondence, reports and minutes of meetings and can compose basic business texts and the outcomes of meetings.
Your job expertise is reflected in the authoritative way in which you communicate in the foreign language. You are able to work together with project members in their native language and give short, spontaneous presentations. You follow negotiations and presentations, as well as difficult technical telephone conversations with confidence. You read and understand challenging newspaper articles, trade journals and business reports.
You feel comfortable communicating with business partners in their native language and apply your high level of fluency to any business situation successfully. You follow complicated negotiations at a normal speaking pace and also recognize idiomatic language. You deal with documents at all levels of commercial communication. You compose speeches and reports about complex topics on your own.