German language test B1

Here you can find out everything about the contents for our B1 language test.


The test serves to establish general language skills at level B1.

Content and duration

The language test B1 consists of four parts:

Examination part 1

Reading comprehension / Duration: 80 minutes

You read different texts from different areas. You answer questions (two assignment tasks / multiple choice).

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 (right-wrong).

Examination part 3

Written expression / Duration: 50 minutes

You write a semi-formal or personal letter on a given topic (topics see vocabulary list). You get two topics and can choose a topic. The word count should be at least 120 words.

Examination part 4

Oral expression / Duration: Preparation time 20 minutes, examination 15 minutes

In the oral expression, you should describe a picture and plan something together.

Grammar focus

  • Perfect
  • Past (irregular verbs), mixed verbs
  • Passive
  • Pluperfect tense
  • The verb "werden"
  • Verbs with preposition
  • Adjectives with prepositions
  • Reflexive pronouns
  • Relative Clauses
  • Conditional Information
  • Final Information
  • Temporal sentences
  • Causal Information
  • Concessive Information
  • Consecutive Information
  • Demonstrative pronouns
  • Indirect question sentence
  • Subjunctive II
  • Local / temporal prepositions
  • Pronominal adverbs
  • Infinitive with "zu"
  • N-declination
  • Adjective declension / comparison / superlative
  • Participles as adjectives
  • Noun-Verb connection
  • Enumerations
  • Assumptions
  • Prepositions with the genitive
  • Standard formulation in letters


  • Everyday life
  • Profession
  • Media
  • Consumption
  • Education
  • Traffic
  • Feelings
  • Character/ traits
  • Nutrition

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 B2”. 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 B1 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.