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German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. German is not only spoken in Germany. Instead, it is the official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Belgium, and Luxembourg and is spoken by over 100 million native speakers with a total of 185 million speakers worldwide. It is also one of the most popular foreign languages taught worldwide.German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. German is not only spoken in Germany. Instead, it is the official language of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Belgium, and Luxembourg and is spoken by over 100 million native speakers with a total of 185 million speakers worldwide. It is also one of the most popular foreign languages taught worldwide.

COVID-19 Update for prospective students

To meet the needs of students who are unable to attend the German classes due to public health concerns, EduBrix has started offering online German Classes (Personal and Group Tuitions) option. The class is identical in content, format and on-screen experience taken at our institute. It is taken on your own computer at home and is conducted by our expert faculty.

Qualification (Why this course?)

German language certification is required by students wishing to not only secure admission to a German university to pursue undergraduate or post graduate courses but also by students looking to find part time jobs along with their curriculum.

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Administered by

The German language certification is provided by the GOETHE INSTITUT, a world body established by the government of Germany

Website

The official website of the GOETHE INSTITUT is www.goethe.de. The institute also has separate website for each of its locations in India.

Approximate Fees

The exam fee for each of German language levels in accordance with the CEFR i.e. The Common European Framework of Reference is as follows:
Level
CEFR Analysis
Exam Fee (INR)
A1
Beginner
7,000
A2
Elementary
7,000
B1
Intermediate
11,500
B2
Upper Intermediate
11,500
C1
Advanced
11,500
C2
Master or Proficient
12,500

Schedule

The German language examination is conducted by the above mentioned certifying authorities about once a month. The schedule of the examination is published on the website from time to time.

Examination Format

CEFR Level
Task
Description
Approximate time
Exam Pattern
A1
Reading
You will be asked to read texts such as brief notes, classified advertisements, signposts and posters and complete exercises on these texts.
25 minutes
The speaking section of the exam is completed in a group.
Writing
You will be asked to fill in simple forms and write a short text about yourself on an everyday topic.
20 minutes
Listening
You will be asked to listen to short everyday conversations, telephone messages or public announcements over a loudspeaker and complete exercises on what you have heard.
20 minutes
Speaking
You will be asked to introduce yourself to the group before taking part in a question-and-answer session on everyday matters and asking someone in the group forsomething.
15 minutes
A2
Reading
You will be asked to read texts such as short newspaper articles, emails, advertisements and public announcement boards and then complete exercises about what you have read.
30 minutes
The speaking section of the exam is completed in a group.
Writing
You will be asked to write messages related to your everyday environment.
30 minutes
Listening
You will be asked to listen to everyday conversations, announcements and interviews on the radio, messages on the telephone and public announcements and complete exercises about what you have heard.
30 minutes
Speaking
You will be asked to pose and answer questions in conversations about yourself, converse about your own life and make agreements or negotiate with your conversation partner.
15 minutes
B1
Reading
You will be asked to read blog entries, emails, newspaper articles, advertisements and written instructions and pick out key points of information and important details as well as points of view and opinions.
65 minutes
The four modules can be taken individually or together, with four separate module certificates being the equivalent of the single all-round certificate.
Writing
You will be asked to write personal and formal emails and letters and write an online forum post in which you express your opinion.
60 minutes
Listening
You will be asked to listen to announcements, short presentations, informal conversations and discussions on the radio and pick out key statements and important details.
approx. 40 minutes
Speaking
You will be asked to talk to your partner about an everyday topic, such as travelling. During this conversation, you will be required to respond to questions, express your opinion and make suggestions. You will also be asked to give a presentation about an everyday topic and answer questions about it.
approx. 15 minutes
B2
Reading
You will be asked to read a number of different texts, such as forum posts, newspaper and magazine articles, commentaries and instructions. You will be required to summarise key information and important details, as well as viewpoints, opinions and rules.
65 minutes
The speaking section is completed in pairs. The exam is offered at selected centres in digital format or on paper
Writing
You will be asked to express and justify your opinion on a current social theme in a forum post. You will also write a formal message in a professional context.
75 minutes
Listening
You will be asked to listen to interviews, presentations, conversations and everyday remarks, as well as radio broadcasts. You will be required to summarise the main points and key details.
approx. 40 minutes
Speaking
You will be asked to deliver a short presentation on a specified theme and discuss it with your conversation partner. You will also be required to exchange arguments with the other person.
15 minutes
C1
Reading
You will be asked to read excerpts from reference books, commentaries, reviews and/or reports and complete exercises on these texts (e.g. producing summaries of parts of them) which demonstrate that you can cope with longer texts.
70 minutes
The speaking section of the exam is completed in pairs or individually.
Writing
You will be required to write a well-structured, detailed text on a topic about which you have been given information in the form of a diagram.
80 minutes
Listening
You will be asked to listen to discussions, telephone conversations, interviews or radio reports, make notes on what you hear and categorise statements
approx. 40 minutes
Speaking
During the first part of the exam, you will be asked to express your opinion on a short text. You will then enter into a discussion with your conversation partner in which you come to a joint decision on a specific matter or find a solution to a problem.
10 or 15 minutes
C2
Reading
You will be asked to read specialised non-fiction texts, commentaries, reports and advertisements and complete various exercises on these texts. You will be required to demonstrate an ability to understand these texts effortlessly and grasp their implicit meaning, even when the texts are abstract, contain complex language and deal with complicated topics.
80 minutes
The speaking module is completed individually. The four modules can be taken individually or together, with four separate module certificates being the equivalent of the single all-round certificate.
Writing
You will be asked to reword parts of a short report and write a text on a general topic or a topic related to a piece of literature. This text should read like a well-structured letter to the editor or book review and should be written in an appropriate style. There are two general topics and one topic on each of the two books on the reading list to choose from. You are required to work on one of these four topics.
80 minutes
Listening
You will be asked to listen to reports and media coverage, informal discussions and interviews with experts all spoken at a natural speed and complete various exercises on what you have heard.
approx. 35 minutes
Speaking
You will be asked to give a presentation on a complex topic such as globalisation and, in doing so, demonstrate an ability to respond to questions which require you to explain your line of argument by using further examples. You will also be required to take part in a discussion on a second topic in which you explain whether you are for or against a particular statement, respond to counter-arguments and try to convince your conversation partner of your position.
approx. 15 minutes

Test Scoring and CEFR Analysis

The student a required to attain the following level wise passing percentage:
Level
CEFR Analysis
Passing Percentage (%)
A1
Beginner
60% overall
A2
Elementary
60% in Speaking and 60% overall in the Reading, Writing and Listening
B1
Intermediate
60% in each module
B2
Upper Intermediate
60% in each module
C1
Advanced
60% in each module
C2
Master or Proficient
60% in each module

Level required by academic institutions for admission

Foreign universities imparting English taught courses usually require the candidate to have cleared the A1 level certification. The German government however has made it compulsory to clear the A2 certification to procure a German student visa. Students wishing to work part time require B1 certificate. Students wishing to work full time require minimum B2 certification.

Validity

German certification results are valid for lifetime.

Our Services

We at EduBrix conduct standard courses from A1 to C2 levels. The objectives and contents of these courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Apart from this at each level we conduct an exam preparation course that specifically prepares the participants for the central exams of the Goethe-Institut and familiarize them with the exam format.
 
  • Batches: Batches are conducted twice a week over the weekend or thrice or five time during the weekdays at scheduled timings
  • Duration: 3-4 months per level
  • Fees:
Our fees for the courses are mentioned as below:
Level
CEFR Analysis
Course Fee (INR)
A1
Beginner
18,000
A2
Elementary
18,000
B1
Intermediate
20,000
B2
Upper Intermediate
25,000
C1
Advanced
35,000
C2
Master or Proficient
50,000

Our Achievements

We, at Edubrix have successfully trained more than 1000 students with more than 90% success rate thus enabling students to qualify for overseas education and other professional endeavours.