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ALTE EAQUALS - zertifizierte Qualität für unsere Deutschkurse

TestDaF – Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
Goethe-Institut examinations are well known throughout the world and the associated certificates are accepted as a qualification by employers and further education institutions in many countries. The Goethe-Institut's German language examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from A1 for beginners to C2 for language skills at the highest level.

Levels of Goethe-Institut examinations and language courses

Effective at select test sites on 01.05.2013 and worldwide on 01.08.2013, the previous tests for Goethe-Zertifikat B1-- Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) and Goethe-Zertifikat B1: Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche (ZDj)—will be replaced by the new Goethe-Zertifikat B1.

Goethe-Zertifikat B1

A Services for companies

Along with its standard tests, the Goethe-Institut also offers the latest computer adaptive test systems such as BULATS Deutsch-Test für den Beruf.

This testing system allows companies to check the foreign language skills of employees and job applicants quickly and inexpensively.

Reunification of spouses

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 and all higher Goethe certificates (A2 to C2) are recognized as proof of language ability in the new Immigration Act of July 2007 (and for reunification of spouses in the visa process).

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    Frequently asked questions and a sample-exam regarding the “Sprachnachweis” for husbands or wives joining his or her spouse in Germany.

    The New Goethe-Zertifikat B1 – Setting the Standard

    As of 01.08.2013 there will be a new Goethe-Zertifikat B1. The final step in the project to develop the test was known as standard-setting.

    The new German test for Immigrants

    is intended for immigrants, who desire to live in Germany for a substantial amount of time.

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