Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1

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Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • apply for a position as an au pair in Germany
  • obtain evidence of the language skills required to be granted a visa to join your husband or wife in Germany
  • prove that you have successfully reached level A1
  • be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 is a German exam for adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired very basic language skills and corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Passing the exam demonstrates that you can ...

  • communicate in a simple manner if the person you are speaking to talks slowly and clearly,
  • understand and use familiar, everyday and common expressions and simple sentences (e.g. information about yourself and your family or about shopping, work and your immediate surroundings),
  • introduce yourself and others, as well as ask others about themselves, e.g. where they live, who they know and what they own.

Examination dates

Date and place Enrolment
14/01/2021
Dubai
until 07/01/2021
19/01/2021
Dubai
until 12/01/2021
21/01/2021
Muscat
until 14/01/2021
04/02/2021
Dubai
until 28/01/2021
10/02/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 03/02/2021
11/02/2021
Muscat
until 04/02/2021
04/03/2021
Dubai, Muscat
until 25/02/2021
10/03/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 03/03/2021
25/03/2021
Dubai
until 18/03/2021
13/04/2021
Dubai
until 06/04/2021
21/04/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 14/04/2021
29/04/2021
Dubai
until 22/04/2021
19/05/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 12/05/2021
30/06/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 23/06/2021


Examination fee
United Arab Emirates: Internal AED 450 / External AED 750

Oman: Internal OMR 40 / External OMR 60

Advice and Enrolment

Preparation

Practice materials

Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 exam are available here: