This glossary explains frequently used terms relating to the language/integration nexus and guides you through the apparent complexities of the relevant concepts and terminology.

externer Prüfling (external examination candidate)

All the Goethe-Institut examinations can also be taken by external candidates. These are learners who have not attended a German course at the Goethe-Institut but have taken a course run by another provider or have made their own private arrangements to prepare for the examination.

Many learners of German wishing to move to Germany within the framework of spouse immigration do not have a Goethe-Institut in their locality. They have to use the other learning options available to them in order to prepare to take the Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 examination as an external candidate at a Goethe-Institut.



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