The objective of this course is to start from no knowledge of the language in order to achieve basic autonomy. At the end of the A2 level, an individual will be able to understand frequently used phrases and expressions as well as follow simple conversation spoken slowly. The person will also be able to describe his/ her immediate surroundings and bring up topics relating to his/ her needs. Additionally, an individual will manage to read messages and articles as well as basic technical notices when familiar with a perticular field. Furtheremore, a person will also be able to use the necessary language needed in basic email communication. Though, a person will only have enough knowledge to use the language in business trips where the target language is not used in the workplace.
Threshold and Autonomous Levels
B1 & B2 Levels
The objective of this course is to start from some knowledge of the target language (A2 level) and to achieve an autonomous level. At the end of this course, an individual should be able to handle many professional situations, including the ability to understand many different specialized subjects. The individual will also manage to express himself/ herself in a clear and detailed manner, despite some misinterpretations. Additionally, the person will understand essential contents even if sometimes abstract and he/she will be able to write decent reports in the target language as long as these are in the person’s work domain. Note that the individual may still have difficulties with unfamiliar phrases and some errors will still occur.
Efficient and Expert Levels
The objective of this course is to start from a good knowledge of the target language (B2 level) and to achieve an efficient or expert level. At the end of this course, the person should be able to travel or possibly hold a position abroad where the target language is used. The individual should be well versed in the target language in order to manage business negotiations. The person will also be able to express himself/herself without difficulties. Understanding the target language will be achieved, even in cases where certain jargon is used. The individual will be able to write well constructed reports and use varied complex structures.