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Start Deutsch 1 / Telc Deutsch A1 Exam
German A1 Exam in Berlin
Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1 is a general language exam that you can normally take after an average of 160 teaching units (45 minutes).
Visa for immigrants joining their spouse in Germany
Do you need to prove your basic German language competence for a visa application so that you can join your spouse in Germany? Visa Offices at the German Consulates recognise the Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1 certificate as proof of your language ability.
telc exams are recognised for German residence visas
Since August 2007 residence regulations require proof of basic language competence (A1) from immigrants who wish to apply for a visa to permit them to join their partner living in Germany. In June 2009 the Foreign Office instructed its foreign representations to recognise telc certificates as proof of language ability.
What can you do at level A1?
At level A1 you can communicate in a very simple way about needs of a concrete type (e.g. introductions, food and drink, shopping, say where you live.) You can use a few very basic grammatical constructions.
What is the structure of the examination?
The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 65 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.
Reading and writing
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An example of this test is available here.
* The exam Start Deutsch 1 was developed in co-operation between the Goethe Institut and telc GmbH.