German language test A1

Here you can find out everything about the contents for our A1 language test.


The test serves to establish general language skills at level A1.

Content and duration

The language test A1 consists of four parts:

Examination part 1

Reading comprehension / duration: 45 minutes

You read different texts from different areas and answer questions (multiple choice / right-wrong).

You complete missing sentence elements in two cloze texts (language elements).

Examination part 2

Listening / Duration: 20 minutes

You listen to different conversations and texts. In addition, you answer questions (multiple choice / complete words).

Examination part 3

Written expression / Duration: 25 minutes

You write a letter / e-mail on a given topic (topics see vocabulary list). The word count should be at least 45 words.

Examination part 4

Oral expression / duration: no preparation time, examination 15 minutes

In the oral expression, you should introduce yourself briefly, ask for and give information as well as formulating requests and responding to them.

Grammar focus

  • The article in nominative and accusative (singular/ plural/ definite/ indefinite)
  • Present (conjugate verbs)
  • Verbs with / pronouns in accusative, the double nominative
  • Verbs with / pronoun in the dative
  • Verbs with dative and accusative
  • Separable and non-separable verbs
  • Modal verbs
  • past tense (to be / have / modal verbs)
  • Perfect
  • Imperative
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Personal pronouns
  • Simple prepositions (temporal / local)
  • Causal sentences (because, there)
  • Conjunctions (for, but, but, or, or, and)
  • Adjectives (comparison)
  • Negation
  • Accusative/ Dative Prepositions


  • Introduction / Presentation
  • Profession
  • Leisure time
  • Travel / hotel
  • Directions / city orientation
  • Nutrition
  • The everyday life
  • The weather / the seasons
  • The clothing
  • The color
  • The transportation
  • Habitation
  • Wishes
  • Health

Examination Board, result, repetition, certificate

The members of the board of examiners (trained language teachers) assess the exam according to a uniform structured scheme. The candidate will be informed promptly about the result. In the case of passing an examination certificate will be issued and the participant can start according to the qualification plan, the continuing course “German for Health Care Professionals A2”. If the language test is not passed, it must be repeated.


  • The costs of the first language test are included in the course fees for participants.
  • 180,- Euro in case of non-participation in the Compact Course German for Health Care Professionals A1 or in case of a repeat examination of the participants.

Cancellation: Cancellation of an agreed examination date is not possible. The examination costs must be paid in full and cannot be reimbursed.