Berlitz Placement and Levels
Measure your precise language level
Berlitz has developed 10 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 materials – Stay interested and expand your language skills
Effective course materials are some of the most essential components of any rewarding language course. Berlitz has a range of speech and language activities designed to foster language learning and help learners speak with confidence. The success of these course materials lies in Berlitz’s dedication to keeping them modern and relevant to learners’ everyday life and the world of business. Berlitz language material comes in audio and video format supported by a wide selection of online speech and language activities.
A Berlitz language student can use hard copy or digital learning materials. The course book has authentic and lively content and exercises that pique learners’ interest and focus on the world around them. They can listen to the audio CD at home or on the go, and practice pronunciation and listening comprehension no matter where they are!
For English learners, an accompanying web program provides additional online support where they find grammar exercises, vocabulary training and fun learning games. Furthermore, in the discussion forums, they can interact with other Berlitz students and trainers. The Berlitz English magazine contains topical articles written by both American and British authors, exposing learners to the rich variety of vocabulary and style found in the English language.
Berlitz language instructors – passionate for languages
Great teachers are the essence of any efficient learning experience!
All our instructors have the knowledge and capability to effectively and quickly take your language skills to the next level. More than competent professionals, the Berlitz instructors are passionate for languages and cultures!
A look into the world of the Berlitz language instructor
- Native speakers with teaching experience
- Instructors with business experience for our business-oriented classes
- Ongoing monitoring of the quality of teaching in each classroom
- Continuous training in didactics and teaching methodology
- Maximum relevance of materials used during language training
- Learning plans based on the most current research in the field
A lot of work goes into guaranteeing the competence of Berlitz trainers and the thoroughness and applicability of course content. This is because Berlitz only succeeds when you succeed. Only the best trainers and course materials can help trainees achieve their goals. Rest assured that when you sign up for Berlitz language classes, the trainers are the cream of the crop, working with materials designed to maximize your learning experience. In a setting like this, staying motivated has never been easier!
Contact a Berlitz language center and get all the information you need to come a step closer to achieving your language goals!
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 about 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.