Levels offered Intermediate+
Whilst you can register for just the four week preparation course, many students study general German skills for longer on a Standard or Intensive Course, before their TestDaF course prior to the exam.
|Course Dates||Exam Dates|
|11 Jan/05 Feb||09 Feb|
|22 Mar/16 Apr||20 Apr|
|10 May/04 Jun||08 June|
|14 Jun/09 Jul||15 Jul|
|09 Aug/03 Sept||09 Sept|
|11 Oct/05 Nov||09 Nov|
TestDaF – information
There are six exam dates each year, however the school recommend you sit the TestDaF in February or April, if you want to start university in October. If you plan to start university in summer, take TestDaF no later than November (idealy September) as you need your TestDaF certificate to enrol, and it can take the TestDaF Centre 6 to 8 weeks to send the certificate to you.
The school can help you register for the exam, you have to go to the office on the FIRST day of your prep course. NB: the April TestDaF exam date is very popular and therefore has a very early deadline for registration; so you need to sign up prior to your arrival in Berlin (talk to us if this applies to you).
The TestDaF lasts a bit longer than 3 hours (plus time for breaks). Usually you will sit the exam in the morning, with the last part – speaking – being tested after lunch:
Reading: 60 minutes
Listening: 40 minutes
Writing: 60 minutes
Speaking: 30 minutes
TestDaF grading: you do not pass/fail as such. These are the result options:
TDN 5 = more than ok
TDN 4 = level C1, the level you need for university
TDN 3 = not enough, ok only for studies in music or art