14 - 18+ yrs
Sat, Nov 7, 2020
12:45pm - 4:00pm CST
Certify your language proficiency by taking a Goethe-Institut German exam.
The B1 Goethe-Zertifikat and test is meant for students who have completed two semesters of the B1 level (German 3a and German 3b) and feel comfortable with the following:
Can understand the main points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school, leisure time, etc. Can deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region. Can express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest. Can report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals as well as make short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.
Nov 18, 2020
The test space was set up well for Covid and the teachers all very nice.
The listening portion of the test was made more difficult for several reasons: the tape recording was a bit scratchy, the background noise in the actual recording is louder than the actual dialog, and the protests outside the building due to BLM and the recent elections also made it hard to hear. Also, why does it take 6 weeks to get the results when the test is all multiple choice. The speaking portion could be decided right there an then by the native listeners:)
Location: German-Texan Heritage Society | Instructor: Henrike Belz
Reviews for German Free School
4.8 out of 5
Based on 67 provider ratings
Jun 8, 2021
More small dialogue, more questions in German by the tutor
Location: Online Class | Instructor: Rolf Sieker
May 27, 2021
It was engaging and fun to just try communicating in German.
The time wasn't reflective of the eventual start time.
Location: German-Texan Heritage Society | Instructor: Bradley Barr, Constanze Heitkoetter, Henrike Belz, Henrike Belz, Rita Guihan
May 24, 2021
The proctors were patient and clear in their instructions. They executed the several parts of the exam on time, efficiently. I'm glad I took the test, and I look forward to eventually taking the B1 exam.
The listening part of the exam was much more difficult than the other parts. The conversations were spoken quite quickly, faster than I normally hear on news broadcasts such as Deutsche Welle and Tagesschau. I need to improve my listening skills, but it seemed like maybe the listening portion was maybe a bit out of scale difficulty-wise with the other parts.
May 23, 2021
It was the perfect environment to take my Goethe exam. I had a very positive experience.
German-Texan Heritage Society
507 E 10th St, Austin, TX 78701
About German Free School
We offer German classes for all ages, including adult classes and formal classes for homeschool, private school, and other younger learners. We also serve as a Goethe Institute testing center, and our curriculum aligns with the Goethe Institut and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; classes prepare interested students for the Goethe German language proficiency exams, recognized globally as proof of German-language ability.