8. Do I have to take a German course at Goethe-Institut, in order to take the exam?
You can register for the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 without having attended a Goethe-Institut course. It makes no difference if you took another language school course, private lessons, or learned through self-study.
The Goethe-Institut courses are designed to teach the language skills important for the exam. It is our goal to make taking an exam as easy as possible for you.
German courses at a Goethe-Institut in my home country.
We recommend the Miteinander media package for self study. It is available in English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian and Thai and can be ordered from the Goethe-Institut’s online shop or Hueber Verlag.