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Re: German as a foreign language Proficiency Exam

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Hi All,

I've recently moved to Zurich for a financial job over here. I have a pretty advanced level of German having lived in Bavaria for a year and taken German as part of my degree at University (although that's a few years back!)

As far as I'm aware there are several 'German proficiency' exams available. Although I am now working here so don't need to have it as part of a job search I'd still like to have some sort of standard recognition for my ability and guage what my true level is. Is there one particular qualification that is considered by employers as the market standard?

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Hi Chris -
I think Goethe C1 Prüfung is what you want to pass. This is the level, for example, that the Uni requires from Ausländer to prove their German skills are sufficient for studying in German.
I took this test in June. Prior to the test I studied on an intensive class in Bellingua (Löwenstrasse in Zürich), which I can highly recommend.

good luck!
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Old 21.08.2010, 17:33
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Hi Enje,

I passed the TELC B1 exam at the end of June and sat the test at the HBS language school in Wetzikon. The cost for the exam was CHF200.

The exam consisted of ; a hearing test with multiple choice answers which lasted about 30 minutes, reading test with multiple choice answers which took about 45 minutes, writing (reading a text) then writing a reply incorporating 3 subjects stipulated on the sheet, talking with a partner in a role play situation on a specific subject given at the time of the exam, finally the examiners ask you questions as well. Expect to be at the exam centre the whole morning as, depending on the number of candidates, some waiting can be involved.

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Although this answer might be useful to other people I doubt Enje has been waiting all this time to take her/his exam.
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I have to wonder what the ef is for.

The ratio of inaccurate/pointless responses to 'actual information' is astonishing.

Maybe someone can start up a stackexchange site so we can downvote all the responses like this.
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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Sat and passed the TELC B1 test in July.

IMO, this is the only thing one would need:

http://www.sprachenshop.de/artikel/907725



Fit fürs Zertifikat Deutsch B1

Buch + Audio-CD - Niveau B1
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Try the Goethe Exams

Zentralmittelstufenprüfung - Middle level of proficiency

Zentraloberstufenprüfung - High level of proficiency


The middle level of proficiency is probably the minimum. It is not
that hard.

The high level of proficiency is quite a step up from the middle one.

Cheers,
Grant
I would say the minimum you need is the ZD. It's also the level you need to apply for permanent residence/citizenship later.

The Klein Sprachdiplom is the level generally relevant for university study.
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Sat and passed the TELC B1 test in July.

IMO, this is the only thing one would need:

http://www.sprachenshop.de/artikel/907725



Fit fürs Zertifikat Deutsch B1

Buch + Audio-CD - Niveau B1
Thanks for that, I'll check out the next one up.
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