(corresponding to the Common European Framework Language Levels)
Level 0.00 – 0.99 (CEFR A1)
Can speak a few words and perhaps a few stock phrases.
Low level pronunciation and grammar.
Can understand individual words and phrases and write single words, greetings and nationalities.
Level 1.00 (CEFR A2)
Can speak the language at a basic level and “get by” at a tourist level in restaurants, hotels and shops.
Mistakes in pronunciation and grammar, but simple messages are understandable.
Can write short and simple messages.
Level 2.00 (CEFR B1)
Can talk about personal relationships, work and interests.
Can make small-talk with most foreigners, but is unable to talk about more complex issues or work-related issues.
Can write short mails and other little messages.
Level 3.00 (CEFR B2)
Independent user with a good level of language, fluent in everyday subjects, society, politics, culture and professional topics.
Still some mistakes in vocabulary and grammar.
Pronunciation is good and understandable, but still sounds “Danish”.
Can write an email, letters and reports, if necessary. However, they are not 100% correct.
Level 4.00 (CEFR C1)
Proficient user, who can use the language fluently, precisely and effectively.
Rarely lacks vocabulary when speaking or reading.
Comes across clearly as an experienced professional in the foreign language when in a professional context.
Can handle almost all written communication, however, there may still be some minor errors.
Level 5.0 (CEFR C2)
Can speak fluently and correctly with a well-educated native speaker.
Comes across clearly, personally and professionally, in the foreign language.
Can understand the language’s subtleties – irony, humour and puns.
Can express themselves at the level of an educated native speaker when writing in the foreign language.