You can take in-house exams at our educational institution at levels A1-C2, which are based on the Goethe-Institut and telc exams. These cost 160 euros per level.
What do I need the aledu exam for?
If you want to enroll in a degree program, the university requires some language skills. For example, the University of Duisburg-Essen accepts our certificates for enrollment in some degree programs. For example, you can earn a degree in ‘Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.)’ or ‘Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B.Sc.)’ with a B1 certificate. Also, some engineering programs require a B2 certificate for enrollment in the Master’s program, which you can prove with our exams.
For more info here are the links of some study programs, see admission requirements.
–> see for example ‘Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B.Sc.)’. -> Admission requirements
Some employers also accept our certificates. Please inform yourself beforehand which certificate you should present. You are welcome to consult us if you tell us what you need your certificate for.
How are the aledu exams structured?
The aledu exams are structured similarly to the Goethe-Institut exams. You will be tested in reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written and oral expression. Here you can view the sample exams of the Goethe-Institut:
http://www2.goethe.de/relaunch/prf/hoerdateien/sd1_modellsatz.mp4 (A1 listening comprehension)
https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/mp434/a2_modellsatz3_x2641.mp4 (A2 listening comprehension)
http://www2.goethe.de/relaunch/prf/hoerdateien/b1_modellsatz_erwachsene.mp4 (B1 listening comprehension)
http://www2.goethe.de/relaunch/prf/hoerdateien/b2_modellsatz_erwachsene.mp4 (B2 listening comprehension)
http://www2.goethe.de/relaunch/prf/hoerdateien/c1_modellsatz.mp4 (C1 listening comprehension)
http://www2.goethe.de/relaunch/prf/hoerdateien/c2_modellsatz.mp4 (C2 listening comprehension)
You can find more practice sentences also for teenagers and files to download for listening comprehension practice on the Goethe-Institut site:
When do the aledu exams take place?
The exams of our educational institution, the aledu exams, take place every Friday between 09:00 to 13:00. The registration deadline is three days before the exam date, so no later than Tuesday you should have registered with us at the secretary’s office or online.
When will I get the result?
You will get your result within one week. In exceptional cases, it may take up to two weeks. For an additional fee of 30 € you can receive the result and, if you pass, the certificate directly on the following Monday.
How will my aledu exam be graded? What are the evaluation criteria?
|I. Fulfillment of the task
|Was the task fulfilled in terms of content? Has the text type with its associated conventions been observed? Is the register/sociocultural appropriateness correct?
|completely solved and thematically processed everything
|largely complete and logically structured.
|incomplete and not always logically processed.
|missed, no context
|2. text structure & coherence
|Was the text well structured? (Introduction, main body and conclusion) Were the sentences connected with connectors?
|reads very smoothly
|still reads smoothly
|reads jumpy in places and some incorrect connectors
|illogical text over long distances
|What is the range of words used? How meaningfully were the words used?
|very good and adequate
|good and adequate
|in parts good and adequate
|text in large parts incomprehensible
|How well are syntax, morphology and orthography mastered? How differentiated are the grammatical structures used?
|only very small errors
|some errors, but they do not affect the understanding
|some errors that hinder the reading process in places
|text incomprehensible due to large number of errors
|I. Fulfillment of the task
|Was the task fulfilled in terms of content? Was the scope appropriate?
|very good and very detailed
|good and detailed
|incomplete utterance and too short
|much too short, almost no coherent sentences
|Was the conversation started appropriately and kept going? Did the participant respond appropriately to questions and comments?
|very good and very interactive
|good and active
|conversational ability present, but not very active
|great difficulty to participate in conversation at all
|How are the sentences linked? What is the speed of speech? How fluently is spoken?
|very good and coherent, appropriate speech tempo
|good and adequate speech tempo still coherent
|not always coherent
|choppy speech, not sufficient
|4. auditory printout
|Word choice, paraphrases, word search
|very good with few paraphrases and little word search
|some mispronunciations, adequate expression
|partly adequate, partly impede comprehension
|severe mispronunciations comprehension often impeded
|morphology, syntax, reasonable use of grammatical structures
|only very isolated rule violations, fully appropriate
|occasional rule violations with a tendency to self-correction
|frequent violations of rules that do not affect comprehension
|the large number of rule violations largely or almost completely prevents comprehension
|6. pronunciation and intonation
|sounds, word accent, sentence melody
|barely perceptible foreign accent
|a few perceptible rule violations, but these do not impair comprehension
|clearly perceptible deviations, which hinder comprehension in places
|due to strong deviations from the standard language, comprehension is almost impossible
What do I do if I don’t pass the exam?
If you have not passed any part of the exam, you can repeat that part. For example, only the ‘listening comprehension’ or ‘oral expression’ part. You may retake these subtests as many times as you wish within three months of the exam date.
For each failed subtest, the retake will cost you from 50 euros.
At levels A1 and A2 no individual parts
of the exam, but only repeat the entire exam again