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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:

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 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?

written test
I. Performance of the taskABCD
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 onis 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 fluentlystill reads fluentlyreads erratically in places and some faulty connectorsoverwhelmingly illogical text
3. expression/vocabulary
How large is the spectrum of words used? How meaningfully were the words used? very good and appropriategood and propergood and adequate in placesText incomprehensible in large parts
4. correctness/structure
How well are syntax, morphology and orthography mastered? How differentiated are the grammatical structures used?only very minor defectssome mistakes, but they do not affect the understandingsome errors, which hinder the reading process in placesText incomprehensible due to large number of errors
viva voce
I. Performance of the taskABCD
Was the task fulfilled in terms of content? Was the scope appropriate?very good and very detailedwell and detailedincomplete statement and too shortmuch too short, almost no coherent sentences
2. interaction
Was the conversation adequately started and kept going? Did the participant react appropriately to questions and comments?very good and very interactivegood and activeAbility to talk, but not very activegreat difficulty in participating in the conversation at all
3. coherence/fluidity
How are the sentences linked? What is the speed of speech? How fluent is the speech? very good and coherent, appropriate speech pacegood and appropriate speech speed still coherentnot always coherentchoppy way of speaking, not sufficient
4th auditory impression
phrasing, paraphrasing, word searchvery good with few paraphrases and little word searchsome mistakes, appropriate expression partly appropriate, partly impair the understandingserious mistakes understanding often impeded
5. correctness
Morphology, syntax, meaningful use of grammatical structuresonly very few infringements, fully appropriatein some places rule violations with a tendency to self-correctionfrequent rule violations, which do not yet affect the understandingthe large number of infringements of the rules largely or almost entirely prevents understanding
6. pronunciation and intonation
Sounds, word accent, intonationBarely noticeable foreign accenta few perceptible breaches of the rules, but which do not affect understandingclearly perceptible deviations that hinder understanding in placesdue 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.
take again.