Study in Germany

Foreign applicants must prove sufficient knowledge of the German language to study at German universities. The proof to be furnished may vary from university to university and from subject to subject. Therefore, the applicant should clarify in advance at the university of his choice which admission requirements are expected of him.

In contrast to DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer TestDaF (Test of German as a Foreign Language) can be taken at various test centers worldwide. In addition, TestDaF provides a differentiated assessment of in four areas (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression and oral expression) at the three levels TDN3, TDN4 and TDN5.

This corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference at levels B 2.1 to C 1.2.

The TestDaF certificate is recognized by all German universities of applied sciences and universities. The requirements differ from university to university and must be requested in advance.

Those who have not reached the required level in an examination must, as a rule, first improve their language skills or are allowed to continue their studies under certain conditions. (accompanying language course).

Those taking the TestDaF exam should have completed at least 800 to 1000 hours of German lessons. (corresponds to B2/C1 level). The exam can be repeated.

At the Sprachakademie Stuttgart, the participants reach the level required for TestDaF as part of a C1 course and are then familiarized with the requirements of the TestDaF exams and the requirements and procedures of the TestDaF exams in a one-hundred-hour preparatory course. A positive result is achieved by these criteria.

TestDaF exam preparation courses

Course content and objectives

In the course, strategies are developed and made transparent so that the course participants can successfully and confidently take the TestDaF exam. 

The specific requirements of the 4 subtests (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression) are systematically worked out and trained on the basis of model tests. The main focus of the preparatory course is on the acquisition of a basic academic vocabulary that prepares students for the level of the TestDaF exam and for university life.

For the oral expression exam, the students will be familiarized with the situation of communicating without an interlocutor. The examinee is given the task of responding to an acoustic speech impulse by speaking their answer into a recording device. 

Working within the given narrow time frame is also practiced so that the candidate develops a sense of time for the exam situation and then experiences it as largely stress-free. In our preparation courses we use training material that has been recommended to us by the TestDaF-Institut and corresponds to the TestDaF examination level.

TestDaF exam

Sprachakademie Stuttgart is a licensed test center for the TestDaF exam. Please note that registration for the examination can only be carried out via the TestDaF Institute. You can access the registration here: http: //www.testdaf.de/fuer-teilnehmende/

For the participants of our TestDaF preparation courses we are happy to reserve a place for the TestDaF exam in our house.

What we offer

Language lessons

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You are welcome to register for a language course from home. To do so, please fill out the applicable form (PDF, see below) and send it to us by mail, fax or e-mail.

Course dates TestDaF exam preparation courses

In order to participate in a TestDaF course, the participant needs proof that he or she has already completed a B2 course or passed a B2 exam. Recommended language level: C1 Registration for the exam at http://www.testdaf.de/fuer-teilnehmende/

For organizational reasons, there may be changes in course and exam dates in rare cases. course and examination dates.
Therefore, please note the course
course dates on our homepage, which are updated weekly.

Teaching material

Textbooks for TestDaF preparation courses

TestDaF sample exam 1
Hueber Publishing House
ISBN 978-3-19-041699-8
(booklet with audio CD)

TestDaF sample exam
Hueber Publishing House
ISBN 978-3-19-171699-8
(booklet with audio CD)

Examination Training DaF
Cornelsen Publishing House
ISBN 978-3-06-020311-6
(booklet with audio CDs)

Fit for the TestDaF
"Tips and exercises"
Hueber Publishing House
ISBN 978-3-19-001699-0
(booklet with audio CD)


Textbooks for the German as a foreign language courses at Sprachakademie Stuttgart

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