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10 Reasons to learn German

  1. Germans have a dominant Internet presence.

  2. 80,000 new books are published in Germany each year. 

  3. According to the Economist, German learners will have an accumulated bonus earnings of 125,000 euros. Just by learning the language.

  4. Companies from around the world are seeking out German speakers. In fact, just about any major international corporation will have some affiliation with Germany.

  5. German is the second most common language used in Science

  6.  The average income in Germany is higher than most other countries, therefore you can go and work in germany.

  7. As the economic powerhouse of Europe, starting your company in Germany is likely going to give you the highest chance of success. 

  8. IT is one of the Most common language used in the European Union

  9.  It increases your job opportunities with German and foreign companies in India and abroad. 

  10. If you are planning to visit Austria, Switzerland, or any other German-speaking countries in Europe, Proficiency in German will be hugely beneficial. 

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The first word that comes to our mind when we think of technology and advancements is German. Germany is a world leader in innovation, IT and manufacturing industries. Therefore learning german will help you working in technological sector

Teaching German is one of the highest paying jobs. It is a mix of serious and fun job. If you enjoy teaching grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. It will be a perfect job to have!

Since german is the home of research and development industry, It is a good choice if you wish to make your career in Research. Learning german will help you interact and communicate better with european clients.

Levels in German Language (CEFR)

Beginner/Basic

Level A1

User can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. User can interact in a simple way like asking questions and answering basic things provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.

Level A2

User understands sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance They can communicate and exchange information on familiar and routine matters in simple terms regarding matters in areas of basic need.

Independent User

Level B1

User understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Level B2

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages.

Proficient User

Level C1

User can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Expresses fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Produces clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Level C2

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations

As per the norms of COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES (CEFR) German language proficiency can be certified by  following German Language testing examinations

 

  1. ZERTIFIKAT DUETSCH / GOETHE

  2. TEST DAF EXAMTEST DUETSCH ALS FREMDSPRACHE i.e TEST OF GERMAN AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  3. TELC GmbhTHE EUROPEAN  LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE

  4. DSH (DUETSCHESPRACHPRÜFUNG FÜR DEN HOCHSCHUZUGANG

 

This exam is conducted by GOETHE INSITUT.

Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) is the German proficiency test that will ascertain your competency in speaking German (Deutsch).

The Federal government of Germany highly supports the Zertifikat exam and designed according to the set-out guidelines of the CEFR.

Following are the levels of Exam: 

 Start Deutsch A1, A2, B1, B2,C1 (for adults)

Fit in Deutsch A1, A2, B1, B2 (for young)

TestDaF stands for Test Deutsch ALS Fremdsprache, i.e., Test of German as a Foreign Language.

It is an internationally recognized advanced level German proficiency test and spans levels B2.2. To C1.2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Languages)

Exam evaluates your German language skills at three levels: TDN 3, 4, and 5, which is equivalent to the levels B2.1, B2.2, and C1.1 and C1.2 of the Goethe-Zertifikat.

The TestDaF assesses the four language skills separately (Listening, Reading Comprehension, Written Production, Oral Production).

Another German proficiency test is called the “DSH” (German Language University Entrance Examination for Foreign Applicants).

There are three levels, namely DSH 1 (57% and more is equivalent to B2.2), DSH 2 (67% and more is equivalent to C1.1), and DSH 3 (82% and more is equal to Level C1.2).

The DSH is given at German universities, which means it can only be taken in Germany.

TELC, which stands for The European Language Certification, partners with the Federal Government of Germany to test your skills in German (Deutsch).

The TELC GmbH – Foreign language tests are currently available in 11 European languages with over 80 different certificates

The test is done according to the set-out guidelines of the CEFR.

TELC exams can be taken in over 3,000 examination centers in 28 countries. However, most of the centers are in Europe.

In India, there is only one center in Bangalore.

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