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

Fee: 240.000 L.L.

  *  Registration
07/01/2020   02/01/2020
10/01/2020   03/01/2020
11/01/2020   03/01/2020
15/01/2020   07/01/2020
18/01/2020   11/01/2020
20/01/2020   13/01/2020
25/01/2020   18/01/2020
27/01/2020   20/01/2020
29/01/2020   22/01/2020
01/02/2020   25/01/2020
07/02/2020   31/01/2020
08/02/2020   01/02/2020
12/02/2020   05/02/2020
15/02/2020   08/02/2020
22/02/2020   15/02/2020
29/02/2020   22/02/2020
07/03/2020   29/02/2020
12/03/2020   05/03/2020
14/03/2020   07/03/2020
20/03/2020   13/03/2020
21/03/2020   14/03/2020
26/03/2020   19/03/2020
28/03/2020   21/03/2020
* Examination places are subject to availability.


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


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: