German Language Classes

Essentiality of Learning German

Worldwide, around 120 million people speak some form of german language as their first language. German language is easier for a native English speaker to learn. It is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol in Italy, the german language speaking Community of Belgium, and Liechtenstein. Germany has the third largest economy in the world and is one of the biggest exporters.Germany part referred to as “the land of Dichter und Denker” or “the land of poets and thinkers” English and German both come from the Germanic language and are pretty similar in vocabulary and grammar. There is a good chance you already understand a little german language already.

Tests and Certificates

A requirement for universities and an advantage for many jobs, having an internationally recognised certificate proving your german language skills is a must. For university entrance you will need one of the certificates like DSH stands for 'Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang' and TestDaF, ZMP stands for 'Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung' and OSD Mittelstufe . A DSH test stands for a standardized language examination that examines your german language competencies as a foreigner taking up a study course with a german as a language of instruction. Test DSH Certificate (Level II – III) is the top accepted certificate by the Germany higher education institutions, as a proof of german language proficiency for admission in studies. TestDaF it’s a uniform examination that evaluates german language command, of foreigner’s applying for a study place in a higher education institution in Germany. There are 80 foreign countries where you can find licensed TestDaF Centres. TestDaF has 4 sections:Reading exam. Writing exam, Listening exam and Speaking exam. ZMP stands for 'Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung' and is accepted by some German universities as sufficient proof of your german language . OSD Mittelstufe, MD : The candidate is supposed to be able to handle subjects beyond everyday situations. Not only linguistic, but also pragmatic and intercultural knowledge is expected. The OSD Mittelstufe examination is recognized by Austrian and most German universities as fulfilling language entrance requirements.