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
(Written/
oral)
  Registration
Deadline
Fee
08/01/2018 fully booked 01/01/2018 210,000 L.L.
13/01/2018 fully booked 06/01/2018 210,000 L.L.
19/01/2018 fully booked 12/01/2018 210,000 L.L.
20/01/2018 fully booked 13/01/2018 210,000 L.L.
27/01/2018 fully booked 20/01/2018 210,000 L.L..
05/02/2018   29/01/2018 210,000 L.L.
10/02/2018 fully booked 02/02/2018 210,000 L.L.
12/02/2018 fully booked 05/02/2018 210,000 L.L.
16/02/2018   09/02/2018 210,000 L.L.
17/02/2018 fully booked 10/02/2018 210,000 L.L.
24/02/2018 fully booked 17/02/2018 210,000 L.L.
12/03/2018 fully booked 05/03/2018 210,000 L.L.
24/03/2018 fully booked 16/03/2018 210,000 L.L.
03/04/2018 fully booked 27/03/2018 210,000 L.L.
14/04/2018 fully booked 07/04/2018 210,000 L.L.
16/04/2018 fully booked 09/04/2018 210,000 L.L.
19/04/2018 fully booked 12/04/2018 210,000 L.L.
20/04/2018 fully booked 13/04/2018 210,000 L.L.
28/04/2018 fully booked 21/04/2018 210,000 L.L.
30/04/2018 fully booked 23/04/2018 210,000 L.L.
12/05/2018 fully booked 05/05/2018 210,000 L.L.
19/05/2018 fully booked 12/05/2018 210,000 L.L.
28/05/2018 fully booked 21/05/2018 210,000 L.L.
29/05/2018 fully booked 22/05/2018 210,000 L.L.
20/06/2018 fully booked 13/06/2018 210,000 L.L.
29/06/2018 fully booked 22/06/2018 210,000 L.L.
30/06/2018 fully booked 23/06/2018 210,000 L.L.
02/07/2018 fully booked 25/06/2018 210,000 L.L.
07/07/2018 fully booked 29/06/2018 210,000 L.L.
13/07/2018 fully booked 05/07/2018 210,000 L.L.
14/07/2018 fully booked 07/07/2018 210,000 L.L.
14/08/2018 fully booked 07/08/2018 210,000 L.L.
18/08/2018   11/08/2018 210,000 L.L.
27/08/2018 fully booked 20/08/2018 210,000 L.L.
01/09/2018 fully booked 23/08/2018 210,000 L.L.
14/09/2018   07/09/2018 210,000 L.L.
24/09/2018   17/09/2018 210,000 L.L.
29/09/2018 fully booked 22/09/2018 210,000 L.L.
01/10/2018 fully booked 24/09/2018 210,000 L.L.
02/10/2018   25/09/2018 210,000 L.L.
06/10/2018   30/09/2018 210,000 L.L.
22/10/2018   15/10/2018 210,000 L.L.
05/11/2018   29/10/2018 210,000 L.L.
03/12/2018   26/11/2018 210,000 L.L.
10/12/2018   03/12/2018 210,000 L.L.
Additional charges apply for individual examination dates.

Enrolment

By submission of a valid passport. Language course office You can also obtain information on examination preparation from the Language Department.

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: