Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1 Exam

German A1 Exam

Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1 is an exam for anyone who has attended around 160 lesson units. 

At level A1 you learn to communicate in a very simple way about specific needs, such as introducing yourself, eating and drinking, shopping, living. You will use some very simple grammatical structures.


  • Written exam

    • Listening: 20 minutes

    • Reading and writing: 45 minutes

  • Oral exam

    • Speaking: 11 minutes

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The exam Start Deutsch 1 was developed in collaboration by Goethe-Institut e. V. and telc GmbH.

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