Cambridge School prepares students for the following German exams:
Start Deutsch 1 A1
This exam consists of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking parts and represents the A1 level of the common European framework for languages. Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Start Deutsch 2 A2
Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking are also a part of this exam and it represents level A2 of the Common European Framework for languages. The user can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). S/he can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. S/he can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
ZD Goethe-Zertifikat B1
This exam represents level B1 of the Common European Framework for languages and consists of the following exam parts: Listening, Reading, Letter-writing, Grammar and Vocabulary and Speaking. The user can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. S/he can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. S/he can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. S/he can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
This exam consists of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking parts and represents level B2 of the Common European Framework for languages, the same level as the FCE in English. The user can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. S/he can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. S/he can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
This exam consists of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking parts and represents level C1 of the Common European Framework for languages. As this is an advanced level certificate, it is seen as sufficient to enrol in numerous German universities. The user can understand a wide range of demanding longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. S/he can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. S/he can use language flexibly anf effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. S/he can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.