What will I be able to do? And when?

The chart gives you the answer. Click on a language level and get an exact description of the proficiency you will have.

inlingua language level chart

APP 1A

After finishing this block you can

introduce yourself, ask about nationality and personal data, describe your workplace, designate the various company departments, ask for and obtain price information, arrange dates and appointments

You have a vocabulary of about 700 words and can use the language in the present tense in the following situations:

  • at a trade fair
  • in a hotel
  • at the railway station
  • in the office

APP 1B

After finishing this block you can

describe work processes, make suggestions and recommendations, give short presentations on your workplace and the work done there, make and discuss travel arrangements, draw up a company profile, describe locations, give directions, describe current developments, give technical details of products, talk about personnel profiles, outline a company history, analyze customer needs.

You have a vocabulary of about 1,200 words and can use the language in the present simple and continuous, as well as in the past tense, in the following situations:

  • in the office
  • in a factory
  • in a bar
  • at the airport
  • on a business trip

APP 2A

After finishing this block you can

set aims, talk about agendas, describe plans, make forecasts, talk about an organigram for a company and a group, explain schedules and outline progress, give advice and recommendations, explain financial services, talk about risk and safety management, draw up job profiles, do personnel appraisals, define general terms of business

You have a vocabulary of about 1,750 words and can use the language in all basic tenses in the following situations:

  • in the office
  • on the phone
  • in meetings
  • in presentations
  • at trade fairs
  • in factories
  • on business trips

APP 2B

After finishing this block you can

talk about opportunities and risks, challenge people's claims, justify past actions, describe hardware and software, hold your own at meetings, set training objectives, discuss personnel questions, set priorities, explain order and export/import procedure, give an outline of an industrial sector, give detailed technical descriptions, set out recruitment criteria, analyze pros and cons, do simple correspondence.

You have a vocabulary of about 2,200 words and a secure grammatical base for using the language in the following situations:

  • in the office
  • on the phone
  • at meetings
  • in factories
  • at seminars
  • at business lunches

APP 3A

After finishing this block you can

talk about sectors and markets, discuss management strategies, draw up technical descriptions, explain production processes, compare old and new methods, talk about customer service and various other services, understand and draw up financial reports, discuss world trade and internet commerce, talk about a career, discuss time management and basic aspects of contract law.

You have a vocabulary of about 2,800 words, are familiar with advanced grammatical forms and can use the language in the following situations:

  • in the office
  • on the phone
  • in meetings
  • at presentations
  • in factories
  • at seminars
  • at business lunches

APP 3B

After finishing this block you can

describe profiles of staff members and their workplaces, sum up skills and experiences, analyze customer needs, give advice, submit offers, take the minutes, do presentations, participate in formal meetings, clearly state your point of view at meetings, explain processes such as CAD, negotiate contract terms, set out a company history, produce written reports.

You have a vocabulary of about 3,500 words, are familiar with grammatical and idiomatic niceties, and can use the language in the following situations:

  • in the office
  • on the phone
  • at meetings
  • for presentations
  • in factories
  • at seminars
  • at business lunches

Meetings

In this module you practice the appropriate language for taking an active part in meetings:

  • Opening meetings, welcoming participants
  • Presenting the subject and the agenda
  • Dealing with the minute
  • Chairing a discussion
  • Inviting participants to speak
  • Making proposals
  • Expressing approval and rejection
  • Summarizing results and making arrangements

Negotiations

In this module you practice negotiating successfully in the target language:

  • Opening and conducting negotiations
  • Setting out aims and procedures
  • Defining areas of interest on both sides
  • Making a case for new proposals; asking for comment
  • Defining negotiating positions, making counter-proposals, expressing approval  and rejection
  • Achieving consensus
  • Summarizing results and decisions

 

 

Presentations

In this module you practice giving presentations and dealing with questions in the target language, using the appropriate terminology:

  • Opening presentations
  • Introducing yourself and the subject matter, with an overview
  • Creating, reinforcing and de-emphasizing connections between various points
  • Setting out and commenting on facts and figures, using diagrams and charts
  • Balancing up various possibilities
  • Summarizing and accounting for results
  • Involving the audience, responding to questions

Business Correspondence

In this module you practice understanding and writing business letters, emails and faxes in the target language:

  • Standard phrases for formal and informal correspondence
  • Opening and closing phrases in the desired degree of courtesy and formality
  • Drafting acknowledgments, inquiries and offers
  • Making distinctions between letters, emails and faxes
  • Making and dealing with complaints: getting the tone right
  • Using emphasis to make your point

Telephoning

In this module you practice making phone calls, including difficult calls:

  • Standard telephone language
  • Taking and making calls, connecting
  • Technique and tone
  • Taking and leaving messages
  • Obtaining and noting information
  • Handling complaints on the phone

Socializing Across Cultures

In this module you practice making conversation and communicating across cultures:

  • Looking after visitors: welcomes, personal needs, farewells
  • Introducing yourself, exchanging pleasantries
  • Getting the atmosphere right
  • Bridging waiting time
  • Making conversation and small talk
  • Explaining the visitor's schedule
  • Taking account of cultural differences
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