Ready, steady, go! The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1.

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 requires very basic language skills. The examination corresponds to level one (A1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

After passing the examination, you will be able to do the following, for example:

  • understand what you hear in everyday situations, such as simple questions, instructions and messages, as well as messages on an answerphone, public announcements and brief conversations,
  • obtain relevant information from short written messages, public notices and classified advertisements,
  • state and understand figures, quantities, times and prices,
  • fill in personal details and basic information on forms,
  • write brief personal messages,
  • introduce yourself in a conversation and answer simple personal questions,
  • formulate and respond to common everyday queries and requests.
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Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1

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    The exam A 1 is available at the Goethe-Institut Toronto, 100 University Ave.

    Exam Dates for A1 Application Deadline Fee
    March 24/ 2014, 3 pm March 21/ 2014 100 CAD
    May 29/ 2014, 9:30 am May 23/ 2014 100 CAD
    July 31/ 2014, 1:30 pm July 25/ 2014 100 CAD
    September 30/ 2014, 9:30 am September 24/ 2014 100 CAD
    December 8/ 2014, 2 pm September 24/ 2014 100 CAD

    Registration: in writing, at the Goethe-Institut Toronto

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