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Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Dear all,
I'd like to ask for some of you who has done the ZD B1 Pruefung.
Where does the test hold, and how much does it cost? and how frequent are they doing the test in month?? Any answer is much appreciated...

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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

what a nasty answer, i've google it, and always lead me to the deutsch kurs, the preparation and stuff...
if anyone out there who has done this,a bit of help would be much appreciate

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what a nasty answer, i've google it, and always lead me to the deutsch kurs, the preparation and stuff...
if anyone out there who has done this,a bit of help would be much appreciate

thx
I think you would have already found what you're looking for, if only you look beyond the first few links.

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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

hmmm,i've open those lists already,still not very happy with the result, they mostly are the sprachschule which conduct the ZD preparation, if someone can give me the links for the conductor of ZD exam, I would be very happy to know how much, where and when,in zuerich ...many thanks
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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Heya enje

Most schools that run a german class also run the ZD pruefung.

My school www.skkonline.ch is running one in late October as to how much it costs I am not sure but try contacting a few schools and see...

www.klubschule.ch is another one that I am sure would have them running frequently.

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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Hi Enje,

I did the ZD coursework with Berlitz and they organised the exam for me (this was about 7 years ago). The exam was conducted by a different school (i.e. not Bertlitz), somewhere in Oerlikon.

I suggest you ask your language school for more information.

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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

thanks a lot Katie and Diem, your kind reply is much appreciated
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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Dear Enje,

I have not done any of the tests yet so I can't give any info on how to experience them.

I think it is Goethe Institute that is the originator of the ZD test.
On their website you can find where you can do the exams whereever you are in the world and how to prepare for them. Just click on: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prf/enindex.htm

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thanks a lot Katie and Diem, your kind reply is much appreciated
Hi Enje, you will probably find the test is done in a building a few blocks behind the main station. I am not sure if you know what happens but I can tell you;-)

You are allocated a place in a classroom and fill in several multiple guess papers. On such things as which preposition, which of these words fits the sentence etc. Then you have a listening test. Someone reads some text and you answer the relevant question. Finally you have a free text which will be something along the lines of reply to this letter from your penfriend or apply for this job etc. When all this is done you have a rest and are given a partner who you do not know. You then go into a room with two examiners and talk about something for 10 minutes. Both of you are doing the test and it is hard work if they are not up to the mark. You speak by the way high German for this test...

And finally if you have studied or know German it is easy but you need it for the next test which is not so easy...
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...are given a partner who you do not know. You then go into a room with two examiners and talk about something for 10 minutes.
When I did the exam, I didn't get a partner. I went into the room with two examiners, and they chose a subject for us to chat about. "Let's pretend we're organising a day out with our friends in Zürich. What shall we do?"

It felt like hours, but probably it was only 20 minutes
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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Hi enje!

ZD is a certificate given by the Goethe Institute (Germany). There is no Goethe institute in the German speaking part of Switzerland - but they do hold the exams at different centers. the exam dates, cost etc are determined by the center organizing the exam - which in Zürich is the Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur - address and numbers can be found here - http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prf/de16751.htm

The best thing would be to call them and ask when where how much etc.

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... When all this is done you have a rest and are given a partner who you do not know. You then go into a room with two examiners and talk about something for 10 minutes. Both of you are doing the test and it is hard work if they are not up to the mark. You speak by the way high German for this test...

And finally if you have studied or know German it is easy but you need it for the next test which is not so easy...
I knew my partner for my test, but I had only met her one time before.

The hardest part of the test was the letter that I had to write.
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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Hello Enje!

If you are willing to take the Test on September or November (Sorry, I am not sure about the time), you might have to go with partner in the interview room, but when you take the test on January or February, you just get into the room alone and talk with the two interviewers.

All the best,

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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

Goethe's exams in Switzerland are handled (at least) by ZHW.
You can look around in http://www.daf.zhwin.ch/goethe/

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German as a foreign language Proficiency Exam

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.
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Re: German as a foreign language Proficiency Exam

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.

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Re: German as a foreign language Proficiency Exam

Thanks Grant.

Would you say this is the German language qualification most recognise by HR departments over here?
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Re: Zertifikat Deutsch Pruefung

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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