Yesterday we said ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Anka Fehling, German language advisor with the ZfA (Central Agency for German Schools Abroad) in Chicago. Ms. Fehling has championed our cause with the German Federal Foreign Office since we became a school officially in 2014.
Our Deutsch 3 students received their A1 German Language Certificates yesterday. Big congrats to them and a shoutout to their fabulous teacher, Catalina Thomsen.
The A1 level of proficiency of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages — the first step towards the German Language Diploma — attests that a learner can “understand and use very basic phrases, express needs of a concrete type and ask and answer questions about personal details.” Students are tested in four areas of linguistic competence: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Testing is free for our students. What a boost for these 4!
Congrats to our Deutsch 3 students and their teacher, Catalina Thomsen! The students took the A1-Vergleichsprüfung a couple of weeks ago and received their certificates from the ZfA (Central Agency for German Schools Abroad) today.
The A1 exam tests children’s language skills in the domains of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing and is the first in a series of exams that lead to the German Language Diploma (DSD).
This was the first year in which we were authorized to offer the A1-Exam. We look forward to preparing more students for this fun exam next year (Deutsch 2/3; DaF 2). Online registration is open!