Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1

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Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • take a German exam for children and young people between 10 and 16 years of age,
  • demonstrate that you have a very basic knowledge of German,
  • prove that you have successfully reached level A1,
  • be issued an official and internationally recognized certificate.

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 is a German exam for children and young people between 10 and 16 years of age. 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 ...

  • ask and reply to simple questions as well as make and respond to requests,
  • write about yourself and others using simple expressions and sentences,
  • understand conversations and texts about familiar topics.

Requirements

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 is a German exam for children and young people between 10 and 16 years of age.

The Goethe-Institut exams are available to all interested parties and can be taken regardless of age and nationality.

  • A minimum age of 10 years is recommended to take the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 exam.
  • To sit the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 exam, candidates must have German language skills corresponding to the first level of competence (A1) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CFR).
  • To reach this level, candidates need to have completed between 80 and 200 45-minute units of teaching, depending on their previous knowledge and learning requirements.