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This is the special series on the Common European Reference Framework for Languages or the CEFR. It’s a very straight-forward way to understand the six levels of foreign language learning. The CEFR has six levels which look like this (left to right):
And today you'll learn about the A2 or Elementary level. This has *nothing* to do with Elementary School, however! The use of the term "elementary" here means essential or fundamental.
What does "A2" mean?
A2 is the second level of German. This is like "German 102" or "German Level 2." If you have had a quality, effective learning experience at the A1 level, you will find that the A2 greatly expands on what you previously learned. There are very straight-forward expectations for this level as well.
Remember the "can-do" framework I described before? This is what the European Union says you should expect to be able to do when you have completed the A2 level (emphasis added) (source PDF):