Language Levels: 6 steps to formulate better texts in the right language level
Choose the appropriate language level for your writing texts so that they are easy to understand
Comprehensibility is not a property of a text. A text is always comprehensible to the person reading it. Therefore, at capito we never examine a text on its own. We always consider the comprehensibility of a text in relation to the people for whom it is made: the target group.
Language levels play an important role here. We’ll tell you exactly which ones here. We also show you 6 steps on how to formulate your texts in an understandable way and at the appropriate language level.
capito digital helps you to write in such a way that you are understood by your target group. To do this, however, you need to know at which language level you can best reach them. We help you find the right language level and tell you how to simplify your texts!
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What are language levels?
In order to more clearly define the almost infinite variety of comprehensibility levels of a language, capito is guided by the CEFR. The CEFR is the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.
Here the language is divided into the 3 “competence levels”:
- Competence level A: Elementary language use
- Competence level B: Independent use of language
- Competence level C: Competent language use
There are also two levels within a competence level:
- A1 – easiest level
- C2 – highest complexity