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
31/10/2019
Dubai
until 24/10/2019
06/11/2019
Muscat
until 30/10/2019
14/11/2019
Abu Dhabi
until 07/11/2019
28/11/2019
Dubai
until 21/11/2019
05/12/2019
Dubai
until 28/11/2019
11/12/2019
Maskat
until 31/10/2019
16/01/2020
Dubai
until 09/01/2020
06/02/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 31/01/2020
 
09/04/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 02/04/2020
21/05/2020 (Ramadan Special)
Abu Dhabi
until 14/05/2020
 
02/07/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 25/06/2020
03/09/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 27/08/2020


Examination fee
United Arab Emirates: Internal AED 450 / External AED 550
Oman: Internal OMR 30 / External OMR 40

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: