Goethe | Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1

Goethe | Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 is a German language exam for children and young people. It confirms extremely basic language skills responding to the first level (A1) of the six-level competence scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Exam Information

Who takes Fit in Deutsch 1?

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 is a German language exam for children and young people aged 10 to 16 who are learning German as a foreign language. This German examination is particularly important for candidates who want an internationally recognised certification of their German language skills.

The examination Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 addresses the needs of children and young people in relation to three areas:

  • private environment (family, friends, leisure time, etc.)
  • school environment
  • public sphere

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Format of the exam

Exam section Content Duration Points Weighting
Reading You read short notes, classified ads, descriptions of people, simple letters to the editor or short newspaper texts and work on assignments. 20 Minutes 12 20 %
Writing You write a reply to an e-mail, a letter, an advertisement or similar. 20 Minutes 12 20 %
Listening You listen to short everyday conversations, private telephone messages, information from the radio or similar and work on various tasks. ca. 20 Minutes 18 30 %
Speaking You introduce yourself, ask questions about everyday topics and answer simple questions. You also make requests and respond to your conversation partner in familiar situations. 15 Minutes 18 30 %
Total ca. 75 60 100 %

Rating by the Goethe-Institut

All candidates who have passed all parts of the German exam will receive a certificate. On the back of the certificate there is an explanation of the results.

The score achieved can be interpreted as follows:

Points Rating
60 - 50 very good
49 - 40 good
29 - 39 satisfactory
29 - 0 failed

See the Goethe manual examinations goals and test description.

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