Certificate Englisch DAAD

DAAD - English language proof

Are you applying for a semester abroad? More and more universities are adding language certificates to their entry requirements. In most cases standardized tests such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, IELTS (International English Language Testing System), DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) are required. However, some universities will accept the DAAD test which is faster, less complicated and most importantly cheaper.

At ELOQUIA in Frankfurt you can pass numerous language certificates including the DAAD language test which is recognized by the University of Frankfurt.

Distribution of the DAAD-tests

2 Listening comprehension tasks: Student´s ability to understand campus conversations and academic lectures are tested.

1 Reading comprehension task: An academic passage is given to test the ability to understand main ideas, vocabulary, purpose, referents and details.

1 Writing task: An independent essay is required to measure the writing skills of the candidate, based on his opinions and preferences on a given topic. In this task, the following aspects are considered: Thesis, organization, supporting reasons and details, word choice, grammar, cohesion and punctuation.

2 Speaking tasks: 1 independent  and 1 integrated question will be asked to measure the ability to talk about a specific topic. Aspects to be evaluated are the exact answer to the question, the use of supporting elements, cohesion elements, pronunciation and word choice.

Exam information

Targeted preparation is not possible as the candidate’s present level is tested.

One day after the test you will receive your certification which will include details of your proficiency level (as of  Level B1 = UNIcert Level I) mapped on the reference levels of the European Framework. Should your level be less than B1 we unfortunately won’t be able to include this. The name of the certificate is  “DAAD Sprachzeugnis für deutsche Bewerber”, it is accepted even when   “Lektoren-Sprachzeugnis für Auslandsbewerbungen” is mentioned.

Examination fee

EUR 60

Please note that you must register in a timely manner to ensure that you can take the test on the date you have chosen. Last minute dates within 48 hours (not on Sat or Sun) are possible.


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