German exams

German Exams

The exams provided for our German classes are linked, as closely as possible to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, learning and teaching assessment, published by the European council. These qualifications are plotted against six clearly defined levels (A1 - C2) making it easy for anyone involved in language learning or teaching to understand the different levels of qualifications and to compare them internationally.

The exams to be prepared for at Plurilingua language centre are as follows:

Basic User

FIT in Deutsch1 and FIT in Deutsch 2 are both new and internationally recognized exams designed for younger students, from 10 to 15years old. These exams are for those students who reach the levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework.

This exam has already successfully been carried out for some years in different European Countries. It consists of 4parts:
•    Listening
•    Reading
•    Writing
•    Speaking
The contents of this exam have been designed specially to be of interest to younger learners. The speaking part of the exam incorporates creative and playful elements with special emphasis on communication skills.

FIT in Deutsch exam is not only designed to measure the ability of the learner but also to motivate the learner to continue their studies.

START Deutsch 1 and Start Deutsch 2 are language tests for adults designed to assess their knowledge of German at a basic level. The exam has been written and evaluated under uniform standards internationally. The Start Deutsch 1 and 2 examinations can be taken from the age of 16 upwards and record the first and second levels (A1 and A2) of the six levels described by the Common European Framework for Languages.

Independent User

In order to pass the ZERTIFIKAT Deutsch(ZD) examination, you must demonstrate solid basic skills in German that will enable you to cope linguistically with important everyday situations. This internationally recognized examination provides proof that you are able to understand and take part in conversations and that you have mastered the main grammatical structures of the language. It also shows that you are capable of understanding general texts and that you can describe simple situations orally and in writing. The ZD examination is recognized as a solid knowledge of the German language by private and public employers.

The GOETHE-ZERTIFIKAT Deutsch for Young Learners examination is of an equivalent level to the ZD exam, however the contents it deals with are more specifically designed for younger learners up to the age of 15.

The GOETHE-ZERTIFIKAT B2 is a new examination to replace the former Zentrale  Mittelstufenprüfung (ZM). This exam consists of speaking, listening, reading and writing elements and corresponds with the demand of the European Language Frame at the level, B2. It is available at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia from May 2008.

Proficient User

The GOETHE-ZERTIFIKAT C1 is a new and demanding exam, which requires a competent use of the language in all four skilled areas. It is available at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia from May 2008.
The TestDaF examination is prepared at a central location and implemented around the world. Primarily it is intended for students who wish to study in Germany and require a certificate for advanced German language skills.

TestDaF measures the standardof language performance at three levels:
•    TestDaF-level 5 (TDN 5) - passed
•    TestDaF-level 4 (TDN 4) - passed
•    TestDaF-level 3 (TDN 3) - this level is only recognized by some universities of applied sciences
The TestDaF-level 5 (TDN) is the highest mark you can achieve; similarly TestDaF-level 3 is the lowest mark you can achieve. In order to study at a German university you will need to have achieved at least level 4.

All German exams are to be taken at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia. We will provide information regarding the enrolment, fees and dates. For any further information, please contact us.