Level  C1 – German Language Course




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What is C1 Level?

C1 level is the third of six levels of language proficiency in a European language, as framed by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR). C1 is the Autonomous Language Ability level of language proficiency indicating the learner:

  • Can understand a wide range of challenging, longer texts and also grasp implicit meanings.
  • Can express himself/herself spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words frequently and noticeably.
  • Can use the language effectively and flexibly in his/her social and professional life or in training and studies.
  • Can make clear, structured and detailed statements on complex topics and apply various means of text association appropriately in the process.

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 has 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. We’re always here to help!

Course Features

Instructor Led 24 Session
Type Classroom
Days 5 Days a Week
Quizzes 4
Duration 4 hours per day
Skill level Advanced
Language German
Assessments Regular Basis

What is the C1 Level Test Like?

There are two portions of the C1 exam:

  1. Written examination held in groups (Reading-70 Minutes; Listening-40 Minutes; Writing-80 Minutes)
    • You will listen to everyday conversations, personal phone messages or public announcements over a loudspeaker and do realistic exercises on them.
    • You will read texts such as notes, classified advertisements, signposts or posters and do exercises on them.
    • You will read a graphical representation of a topic and then express your opinions for the same, you will also fill up blanks by reading a text or a letter.
  2. Oral examination held in a group (15 minutes)
    • You introduce yourself to the examiner and examiner partner. A relaxed question-and-answer session will present on the given topic and give your opinion for the same. You will also hold a conversation with your examination partner.

How Do I Study for the Test?

To reach the C1 level without any prior German knowledge, we suggest you plan for at least 60 hours of studying. That may sounds like a lot, but it’s actually only about 1-1.5 months of self-studying 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.