CEFR – German Certificate – Prepare for your Exam
Do you want to prepare for your German certificate exam?
improve your German level?
refresh your knowledge of the German language?
You take the exam for the certificate at the Institut National des Langues:
I can help you prepare, but as a private provider I cannot award certificates.
Pass the German certificate exam – For what reason?
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) describes your language level according to internationally standardized criteria.
A CEFR certificate is an advantage if you want to apply for a job that requires language skills – which is usually the case in Luxembourg.
The German certificate gives HR a precise idea of your language skills.
The CEFR German Certificate:
A1 is the lowest level (introducing yourself, short communications situations in everyday life), C2 the highest (you speak German as if it were your native language).
The certificate exam consists of an oral and a written part. There is a conversation part, a text to be written and a written and oral comprehension test.
CEFR – German Certificate – Prepare for your exam:
How many hours do you need to get from one level to another?
Good question – it depends on various factors: If you already speak other languages that are similar to German, of course, it goes faster.
As a rough estimate, you need about 180 to 200 hours to get, for example, from A2 to B1.
You can take an online assessment test to estimate your current German language level.
Which German course is the right one?
For our German course, it makes a difference whether you plan to pass the CEFR certificate exam, or whether you simply want to improve your German in your individual environment. Both are not mutually exclusive, but the emphasis is slightly different for each.
A German course taken in preparation for the certificate examination is tailored to the exam situation.
You should plan enough time to write short essays and to train your reading and listening comprehension – ideally also outside the course time.
If your priority is to improve your German communication skills in your specific environment, we focus primarily on your situation, your conversational German and the topics relevant to you - so that you feel more confident or can communicate more quickly with your colleagues - which of course does not preclude you from taking a certificate exam later on.