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.

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*) The cheaper price displayed applies if you have already participated in a German language course at the Goethe Institute in the past six months. The six months refer to the period between when the language course ended and the date of the German language exam. In this case, the price will change automatically during the booking procedure. If not, please contact the course office.

Further Information

COVID-19 Update: We require all exam participants to either be fully-vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from within 72 hours before the exam. If you test positive or have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please stay home. A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine). Proof of vaccination (vaccination card) is required.

We require masks while inside the Goethe-Institut and strongly encourage the use of N95 or KN95 masks.


If none of the exam dates above are convenient, most of our exams may be booked as individual exams for an additional fee. Please contact us for further information.

Exam results A1-C1 are made available approximately 10 business days after the exam date. C2 Schreiben results are made available approximately four weeks after the exam date.

Preparation

Practice materials

Interactive sample exams 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: Fit in Deutsch 1 exam are available here: