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
30/07/2020
Dubai
until 23/07/2020
06/08/2020
Muscat
until 30/07/2020
13/08/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 06/08/2020
23-25/08/2020
Kuwait
until 16/08/2020
27/08/2020
Dubai, Maskat
until 20/08/2020
03/09/2020
Abu Dhabi
until 27/08/2020
10/09/2020
Muscat
until 03/09/2020
17/09/2020
Dubai
until 10/09/2020
22/10/2020
Dubai
until 15/10/2020
12/11/2020
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
until 05/11/2020
15-17/11/2020
Kuwait
until 08/11/2020
17/12/2020
Dubai
until 10/12/2020


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: