You can take in-house exams at our educational institution at levels A1-C2, which are based on the exams of the Goethe-Institut and telc. These cost 150 eurosper level.
What do I need the aledu exam for?
If you want to enrol for a course of study, the university requires some language skills. For example, the University of Duisburg-Essen accepts our certificates for enrolling in some courses of study. For example, with a B1 certificate you can obtain a degree in 'Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.)' or 'Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B.Sc.)'. Some engineering courses also require a B2 certificate for enrolment in the Master's degree program, which you can prove with our examinations.
For further information, here are the links to some courses of study, see admission requirements
-> see for example 'Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B.Sc.)' -> admission requirements
You are also welcome to seek advice at the university regarding the admission requirements or the language skills to be achieved 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 examinations are structured similarly to the Goethe-Institut examinations. They are tested in reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written and oral expression. Here you can have a look at the sample examinations 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 exercise sets also for young people and files to download for the listening comprehension exercise on the Goethe-Institut website:
When do the aledu examinations take place?
The examinations of our educational institution, the aledu examinations, take place every Friday between 09:00 and 13:00. The registration deadline is three days before the examination date, so you should have registered with us at the secretariat or online by Tuesday at the latest.
When will I get the result?
You will receive your result within one week. In exceptional cases it can 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 is my aledu exam evaluated? What are the evaluation criteria?
|I. Performance of the task||A||B||C||D|
|Was the task fulfilled in terms of content? Was the text type and the corresponding conventions observed? Is the register/socio-cultural appropriateness correct?||completely solved and thematically everything worked on||is processed largely completely and logically structured.||incomplete and not always logically processed.||missed, no connection|
|2. text structure & coherence|
|Was the text well structured? (Introduction, main part and conclusion) Were the sentences connected with connectors?||reads very fluently||still reads fluently||reads erratically in places and some faulty connectors||overwhelmingly illogical text|
|How large is the spectrum of words used? How meaningfully were the words used?||very good and appropriate||good and proper||good and adequate in places||Text incomprehensible in large parts|
|How well are syntax, morphology and orthography mastered? How differentiated are the grammatical structures used?||only very minor defects||some mistakes, but they do not affect the understanding||some errors, which hinder the reading process in places||Text incomprehensible due to large number of errors|
|I. Performance of the task||A||B||C||D|
|Was the task fulfilled in terms of content? Was the scope appropriate?||very good and very detailed||well and detailed||incomplete statement and too short||much too short, almost no coherent sentences|
|Was the conversation adequately started and kept going? Did the participant react appropriately to questions and comments?||very good and very interactive||good and active||Ability to talk, but not very active||great difficulty in participating in the conversation at all|
|How are the sentences linked? What is the speed of speech? How fluent is the speech?||very good and coherent, appropriate speech pace||good and appropriate speech speed still coherent||not always coherent||choppy way of speaking, not sufficient|
|4th auditory impression|
|phrasing, paraphrasing, word search||very good with few paraphrases and little word search||some mistakes, appropriate expression||partly appropriate, partly impair the understanding||serious mistakes understanding often impeded|
|Morphology, syntax, meaningful use of grammatical structures||only very few infringements, fully appropriate||in some places rule violations with a tendency to self-correction||frequent rule violations, which do not yet affect the understanding||the large number of infringements of the rules largely or almost entirely prevents understanding|
|6. pronunciation and intonation|
|Sounds, word accent, intonation||Barely noticeable foreign accent||a few perceptible breaches of the rules, but which do not affect understanding||clearly perceptible deviations that hinder understanding in places||due to strong deviations from the standard language, understanding is almost impossible|
What do I do if I do not pass the exam?
If you have not passed a part of the examination, you can repeat this part. For example, only the 'Listening Comprehension' or 'Oral Expression' part. You can retake these subtests as often as you like within three months of the examination date.
For each failed subtest, the retake will cost you 50 euros.
At levels A1 and A2 do not repeat individual parts of the examination
of the exam, but only take the entire exam again.