Short Courses

German Level Self Assessment

Which level of German is right for you?

Test yourself by using the information and questions below to decide which level of German is right for you.

 

German Intermediate Step 2

 

If you feel that you could cope reasonably well with the following topics, you are at a suitable level to enrol for German Intermediate 2.

Can you
  • describe people
  • talk about family relationships and compare traditional and modern families
  • how different generations live together
  • book a hotel and check in, make complaints
  • compare places, hotels and tourist offers

 

Would you be able to communicate with a German native speaker who asked you these questions?
  • Welche Vor- und Nachteile hat es, wenn mehrere Generationen zusammenleben?
  • Erzählen Sie über Ihre Familie. Was ist anders also vor 50 Jahren?
  • Können Jugendliche und Erwachsene voneinander lernen? Was?
  • Was für ein Zimmer hätten Sie gern?
  • Welches Problem haben Sie mit Ihrem Zimmer?
  • Machen Sie lieber in den Bergen oder am Meer Urlaub? Warum?

 

German Intermediate Step 3

 

If you feel that you could cope reasonably well with the following topics, you are at a suitable level to enrol for German Intermediate 3.

Can you
  • talk about and compare eating habits in different cultures
  • talk about healthy eating and living
  • go to a restaurant / café, understand the menu, order and pay
  • talk about historical events in the German-speaking countries
  • talk and write about your life
  • express opinions about historical events, current affairs and politics

 

Would you be able to communicate with a German native speaker who asked you these questions?
  • Welche Essgewohnheiten gibt es in Ihrer Heimat? Was ist anders als in Großbritannien?
  • Ernähren Sie sich gesund? Leben Sie gesund?
  • Was möchten Sie bestellen?
  • Wo waren Sie, als die Berliner Mauer gefallen ist? Was wissen Sie über die Wiedervereinigung?
  • Wo und wie sind Sie aufgewachsen ?
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German Intermediate Step 4

 

If you feel that you could cope reasonably well with the following topics, you are at a suitable level to enrol for German Intermediate 4.

Can you
  • talk about relationships
  • express emotions
  • talk about differences, problems and conflicts
  • talk to emergency services / a doctor about a health emergency / problem
  • understand and talk about different health professions

 

Would you be able to communicate with a German native speaker who asked you these questions?
  • Welche Eigenschaften hat Ihr Partner / Ihre Partnerin? Und wie sind Sie?
  • Worüber streiten Sie sich mit Ihrem Partner / Ihrer Partnerin?
  • Was für Beschwerden haben Sie? Was tut Ihnen weh?
  • Welche Medikamente nehmen Sie? Warum?
  • Sie hatten einen Unfall. Was ist passiert ?

 

German Intermediate Step 5

 

If you feel that you could cope reasonably well with the following topics, you are at a suitable level to enrol for German Intermediate 5.

Can you
  • talk about sports and fitness, your opinion about exercise
  • professions in sports
  • shopping habits, online shopping, consumer protection

 

Would you be able to communicate with a German native speaker who asked you these questions?
  • Finden Sie Sport treiben und Fitness wichtig? Warum?
  • Treiben Sie Sport? Wozu?
  • Gehen Sie gern einkaufen? Warum? Wofür? Mit wem?
  • Kaufen Sie im Internet ein? Warum? Was?
  • Was denken Sie – macht Geld glücklich?

 

German Intermediate Step 6

 

If you feel that you could cope reasonably well with the following topics, you are at a suitable level to enrol for German Intermediate 6.

Can you
  • discuss how to save energy and protect the environment
  • talk about how to reduce private waste and recycle
  • advantages and disadvantages of having an allotment
  • talk about cultural events, celebrations in different countries
  • challenges, advantages and disadvantages of living in a foreign country

 

Would you be able to communicate with a German native speaker who asked you these questions?
  • Ist Umweltschutz für Sie wichtig? Warum?
  • Wie helfen Sie, die Umwelt zu schützen? Trennen Sie den Müll?
  • Haben Sie einen Garten? Hätten Sie gern einen Garten? Warum? Was könnten Sie alles tun?
  • Was bedeutet Heimat für Sie?
  • Was wäre, wenn Sie in Deutschland leben würden? Welche Probleme könnte es geben? Was würde Ihnen gefallen?

 

German Upper Intermediate Step 1

 

If you feel that you could cope reasonably well with the following topics, you are at a suitable level to enrol for German Upper Intermediate 1.

Can you
  • talk about different daily working routines, working from home, flexible working, working freelance and being self-employed
  • talk your experience as a learner
  • discuss advantages of lifelong learning
  • talk about learning languages

 

Would you be able to communicate with a German native speaker who asked you these questions?
  • Was ist für Sie bei der Arbeit am wichtigsten?
  • Würden Sie gern im Ausland arbeiten oder selbstständig sein? Warum?
  • Was haben Sie wann, wo und von wem gelernt? Hat es Ihnen Spaß gemacht?
  • Welche Sprachen lernen Sie / haben Sie gelernt? Warum?

 

Our German Language Courses are available at higher levels than listed above. If you have reached a higher level than noted above, please contact

languagesforall-german@ed.ac.uk to get in touch with one of our lead tutors and discover which course would be suitable for you.