VIDEO: 4 levels of language EXPLAINED

4 levels of language

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If you’ve ever learned a foreign language, then you’ve probably asked yourself, how long it would take until you get fluent.

I have some news for you: one of them is good and the other will help you to keep a realistic view of the matter.

The good news is that you can get to any level of proficiency in German, Spanish, or any other language. You just need to keep your learning systematic, fun, use effective methods and have lots of contact with the language.

On the other hand, you need to bear in mind that language learning is a marathon, not a sprint. It happens all too often that our skewed view of the learning process stops us. And we’ll never achieve our language goal.

That’s why I’d like to explain the 4 main levels of language proficiency. How long does it take until you know that you’re not a beginner anymore? And until you forget a language? You’ve probably heard about the Common European Framework of Reference, but the A1 – C2 labels may still be a bit confusing to you. In this video, I want to shed some light on the language levels. I hope that it’ll be easier for you to find out about your own level and what you should do next.

So, how is it going with your language skills? Let me know in the comments!


If you’ve spent a lot of years/energy/money to learn a language and still can’t use it with confidence and ease in real life… you’re probably thinking that you simply don’t have “talent for languages''. There’s no other explanation, right?!

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Lýdia Hric Machová

Language mentor
I have learned 9 languages by myself, without living abroad. As a language mentor I've helped thousands of people to learn languages by themselves, in ways different from traditional classroom methods, and with much better and faster results. I'm a TED and TEDx speaker and a former organizer of the Polyglot Gathering, one of the biggest world events for polyglots.