Exams Goethe

Goethe Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 (A1)

The Goetche A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 exam is a very simple language skills test at level A1 on the six-level proficiency scale of the Common European Framework of Reference. By passing the exam, students demonstrate that they can communicate in a very simple way in everyday life, taking into account the special linguistic needs of children and young people.

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 is a German test for children and young people between 10 and 16 years old. The Goethe-Institut exams are available to all interested parties, they can be taken regardless of whether or not they are in possession of German nationality.

For the exam, students should have completed between 80 and 200 didactic units of 45 minutes each, depending on their prior knowledge and learning requirements.

Passing the exam you show that ...

  • You can communicate easily as long as the person you are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly

  • understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases (for example, information about yourself or your family, shopping, your job and your immediate environment)

  • you know how to introduce yourself and other people. You can ask other people questions - for example about where they live, what kinds of people they know, or about their belongings

  • you can ask and answer simple questions, as well as ask for something and react to a request.

  • You can write about yourself and other people using simple expressions and phrases.

  • you understand conversations and texts that deal with issues that you know.

Where can you take the exam?

The exam can be taken at Goethe Institutes around the world and at institutions to which the Goethe Institute has issued an examination license.

Fit in Deutsch 1 examines the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Exam parts

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 consists of four parts: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking (group oral exam).

The exam is done and assessed in the same way around the world.

Read

  • You should read, for example, short notes, short announcements, descriptions of people, simple letters to the editor or short newspaper texts and carry out tasks on them.

Duration: 20 minutes

Write

  • You should write a reply to an email, letter, advertisement, or something similar.

Duration: 20 minutes

Hear

  • You must listen to brief daily conversations, private telephone communications, radio information or similar and perform various tasks on them.

Duration: ca. 20 minutes approx.

Talk

  • You should introduce yourself, ask questions about everyday topics, and answer simple questions. In addition, you must formulate requests and react to the interpellations of your interlocutor in situations that are familiar to you.

Duration: 15 minutes

If you pass the exam you can

  • communicate easily as long as the person you are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly

  • understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases (for example, information about yourself or your family, shopping, your job, and your immediate environment)

  • know how to introduce yourself and other people. You can ask other people questions - for example about where they live, what kinds of people they know, or about their belongings.

Requirements

  • The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 is a German test for children and young people between the ages of 10 and 16.

  • The Goethe-Institut exams are available to all interested parties, they can be taken even without having the established and independent age of possessing German nationality.

  • For the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 it is recommended to be at least 10 years old.

  • The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 requires knowledge corresponding to the first level (A1) of the six of the competence scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR)

  • To reach this level, depending on previous knowledge and learning conditions, 80 to 200 classes of 45 minutes each are needed.