Level  A1 – German Language Course




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What is A1 Level?

A1 level is the first of six levels of language proficiency in a European language, as framed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). A1 is the most basic level of language proficiency indicating the learner:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce himself/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

It is very basic, so as long as you have the drive to learn a few phrases (like my Schönes Wochenende!) you will be fine when test-time arrives.

Happy Testing!

We want to be sure you feel prepared and optimistic that you will pass. We know you will do well, but if you’d like to connect with a former Study Feeds students who have taken the test for a firsthand perspective, let us know by emailing language@studyfeeds.com. If you’d simply like more resources or just some words of encouragement, feel free to send us an email or give us a call at 9911160779 to schedule a visit to our institute. We’re always here to help!

Course Features

Instructor-led 24 Sessions
Type Classroom
Days 5 Days a Week
Quizzes 4
Duration 4 hours per day
Skill level Beginner
Language German
Assessments Regular Basis
Course Fee 15,000/- INR
(Including GST and books)

What is the A1 Level Test Like?

There are two portions of the A1 exam:

1. Written examination held in groups (65 minutes) (Listening, Reading & Writing)

  • You will listen to short everyday conversations, personal phone messages or public announcements over a loudspeaker and do realistic exercises on them.
  • You will read texts such as brief notes, classified advertisements, signposts or posters and do exercises on them.
  • You will fill in typical simple forms and write a short and basic personal letter about an everyday situation, be it formal or informal.

2. Oral examination held in a group (15 minutes)

  • You introduce yourself to the group. A relaxed question-and-answer session will follow and you will ask someone in the group for some everyday items.

How Do I Study for the Test?

To reach the A1 level without any prior German knowledge, we suggest you plan for at least 80 hours of studying. That may sounds like a lot, but it’s actually only about 1-2 months of preparation for an entirely new language.

A good, affordable place to start is right off the Study Feeds website. We offer free practice materials to get you set for the level you are testing for.

When Do I Take the Test?

Once you feel that you meet the language requirements, you can enroll for an exam at any time. You can find all of the testing centers directly on the Goethe Institute’s website. Also, it is conducted quarterly in Delhi. Therefore, you can visit your nearest examination centre and update yourself. To know about your nearest language examination testing centre, you can check the website of the respective institution conducting the examination. In India, German language examinations are conducted by Goethe and TestDaF.

Gracy Sharma

Gracy Sharma is a German language instructor who is associated with Study Feeds since 2016. She has acquired C1 level language skills from Max Müller Bhavan, New Delhi. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Delhi University, which was also the subject in her graduation.