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.

Einbürgerungstest (Naturalisation test)

By passing the naturalisation test, candidates for naturalisation prove that they have sufficient knowledge of the German legal and social system, culture and history to answer simple questions on these topics. The test includes questions about democratic values in Germany, the rule of law, equality, tolerance and religious freedom.

The examination consists of a test paper containing 33 questions. Each question has four possible answers. Candidates must select the correct answer for each question. The test must be completed within 60 minutes. The examination is generally taken at the adult education centres (Volkshochschulen). Candidates can prepare for the test by attending an integration course and orientation course (45 lessons). The latter course covers most of the political, historical and cultural topics of relevance to the naturalisation test.

Potential candidates can prepare for the naturalisation test by accessing the Online Test Centre set up by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
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