Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1

Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1 is a general language exam that you can normally take after an average of 100 - 150 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.


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.

Written Examination   Listening

Reading and writing

usually together with up to three other candidates11

* The exam Start Deutsch 1 was developed in co-operation between the Goethe Institut and telc GmbH.

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