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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

You are also welcome to ask for advice at the university regarding the admission requirements or the language skills to be acquired and to arrange consultation hours!

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:

A1 (model set) (A1 listening comprehension)

A2 (model set) (A2 listening comprehension)

B1 (model set) (B1 listening comprehension)

B2(model set) (B2 listening comprehension)

C1 (model set) (C1 listening comprehension)

C2 (model set) (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?

schriftliche Prüfung
I. Fulfillment of the taskABCD
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 everythinglargely 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 smoothlystill reads smoothlyreads jumpy in places and some incorrect connectorsillogical text over long distances
3. expressiveness/vocabulary
What is the range of words used? How meaningfully were the words used? very good and adequategood and adequatein parts good and adequatetext in large parts incomprehensible
4. correctness/structure
How well are syntax, morphology and orthography mastered? How differentiated are the grammatical structures used?only very small errorssome errors, but they do not affect the understandingsome errors that hinder the reading process in placestext incomprehensible due to large number of errors
mündliche Prüfung
I. Fulfillment of the taskABCD
Was the task fulfilled in terms of content? Was the scope appropriate?very good and very detailedgood and detailedincomplete utterance and too shortmuch too short, almost no coherent sentences
2. interaction
Was the conversation started appropriately and kept going? Did the participant respond appropriately to questions and comments?very good and very interactivegood and activeconversational ability present, but not very activegreat difficulty to participate in conversation at all
3. coherence/fluidity
How are the sentences linked? What is the speed of speech? How fluently is spoken? very good and coherent, appropriate speech tempogood and adequate speech tempo still coherentnot always coherentchoppy speech, not sufficient
4. auditory printout
Word choice, paraphrases, word searchvery good with few paraphrases and little word searchsome mispronunciations, adequate expression partly adequate, partly impede comprehensionsevere mispronunciations comprehension often impeded
5. correctness
morphology, syntax, reasonable use of grammatical structuresonly very isolated rule violations, fully appropriateoccasional rule violations with a tendency to self-correctionfrequent violations of rules that do not affect comprehensionthe large number of rule violations largely or almost completely prevents comprehension
6. pronunciation and intonation
sounds, word accent, sentence melodybarely perceptible foreign accenta few perceptible rule violations, but these do not impair comprehensionclearly perceptible deviations, which hinder comprehension in placesdue 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