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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    Goethe-Institut Boston
    Language Department
    170 Beacon St.
    Boston, MA 02116

    Examination Fee:

    • $100 (students); $120 (others), due at time of registration
    • Payment can be made with check (made out to "Goethe-Institut Boston") or with credit card (Visa, Mastercard).

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      Registration deadline: 06/23/2016
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