Language Exam Preparation

Prepare for your French or German exam.

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Exam Preparation Courses

Embark on your journey to success with Alpadia Language Schools' Exam Preparation Courses. Whether you're gearing up for French exams like DELF/DALF and TCF or tackling German exams such as TELC, Goethe Zertifikat, TestDaF, our tailored courses are designed to elevate your language proficiency and ensure you're well-prepared for your language examination.

 

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97% Success rate

As a result of our effective teaching methods, our language schools boast an average exam success rate of 97%.

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Small classes

Small class sizes - limited to twelve students or eight for mini-groups

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Qualified teachers

Teachers use recognised methods, as well as current affairs and media to provide engaging and dynamic classes

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Pre-arrival Testing

Pre-arrival online language placement test allows us to place you in the right level so you can make maximum progress

 

 French Proficiency Levels and Exams

 

(Basic User)

A1 - Beginner


  - At this level, you have very basic knowledge of French.
  - You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very simple sentences.
  - You can introduce yourself and others, and ask and answer questions about personal details.
  - You can interact in a simple way in situations where the other person speaks slowly and clearly.
  - **Exams:** DELF A1 or TCF niveau 1.

 

A2 - Elementary


  - Learners at this level have a bit more vocabulary and understanding.
  - You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance.
  - You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar topics.
  - You can describe aspects of your background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.
  - **Exams:** DELF A2 or TCF niveau 2.

 

(Independent User)

B1 - Intermediate


  - At this level, you can start to handle more complex language tasks.
  - You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered.
  - You can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling.
  - You can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  - **Exams:** DELF B1 or TCF niveau 3.

 

B2 - Upper Intermediate


  - Learners at this level have a good command of the language.
  - You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  - You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.
  - You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects.
  - **Exams:** DELF B2 or TCF niveau 4.

 

(Proficient User)

C1 - Advanced


  - At this level, you have advanced proficiency.
  - You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  - You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  - You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.
  - **Exams:** DALF C1 or TCF niveau 5.

 

C2 - Proficient


  - This is the highest level of language proficiency.
  - You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  - You can summarize information from different sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  - You can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely, even in complex situations.
  - **Exams:** DALF C2 or TCF niveau 6.

 

German Proficiency Levels and Exams

 

(Basic User)

A1 - Beginner


  - Similar to the A1 level in French, learners have very basic knowledge of the German language.
  - They can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very simple sentences.
  - They can introduce themselves and others, and ask and answer questions about personal details.
  - They can interact in a simple way, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly.
  - **Exams:** Start Deutsch 1 (SD1).

 

A2 - Elementary


  - Learners at this level have a bit more vocabulary and understanding.
  - They can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, etc.
  - They can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar topics.
  - They can describe aspects of their background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.
  - **Exams:** Start Deutsch 2 (SD2).

 

(Independent User)

B1 - Intermediate


  - At this level, learners can start to handle more complex language tasks.
  - They can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered.
  - They can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in German-speaking areas.
  - They can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  - **Exams:** Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD), TestDaF.

 

B2 - Upper-Intermediate


  - Learners at this level have a good command of the language.
  - They can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  - They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.
  - They can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects.
  - **Exams:** Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (ZDfB), TestDaF.

 

(Proficient User)

C1 - Advanced


  - Learners at this level have advanced proficiency.
  - They can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
  - They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  - They can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic, and professional purposes.
  - *Exams:* TestDaF, Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP).

 

C2 - Proficient


  - This is the highest level of language proficiency in German.
  - Learners can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  - They can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  - They can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently, and precisely, even in more complex situations.
  - *Exams:*TestDaF, Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS).

As learners progress through these levels, they typically need more exposure to authentic materials, more varied practice, and perhaps formal instruction to continue advancing. Language learning tools such as textbooks, online courses, language exchange partners, immersive experiences, and formal instruction can all be helpful at different stages of the learning journey.

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Choose your Language Exam Preparation

Prepare for your French Exams DELF/DALF and TCF or German Exams TestDaf and TELC.

French Exam Preparation

Excel in French exams with our expert-led prep course! Boost language skills, confidence, and master effective strategies.

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German Exam Preparation

Conquer German exams with our focused Prep Course! Covering TELC and TestDaF, expert instructors guide grammar, expand vocabulary, and provide effective strategies.

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Why choose us

Inspired by the multilingualism of our home country of Switzerland, we've been helping students to learn languages and enrich their lives since 1996. Each year, we welcome over 6,000 students from across the globe, bringing together diverse cultures to help nurture an expansive and inclusive world view.

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Swiss quality education

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Continuous student support

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Great choice of destinations perfect for language immersion

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Fully accredited programmes

Prepare your exams

Why should You choose Alpadia Language Schools for exam preparation?

Alpadia Language Schools is dedicated to providing comprehensive language exam preparation courses tailored to your needs. Our experienced instructors, interactive learning materials, and supportive environment ensure you're well-prepared for your language exams.

What language exams does Alpadia offer preparation for?

 The following exam preparation courses are available at Alpadia: 

  • For French exams: DELF B1 & B2, DALF C1, FIDE and eDFP
  • For German exams: GOETHE B2 & C1 & TELC B1, B2 & C1, TestDaF

Recognized by French and German official institutions, these certificates have an excellent reputation in the academic and professional worlds. Passing one of these exams is a great asset for your future. Whatever your level, aims and availability, you will find the exam that best suits you.

How are the language exam preparation courses structured?

Our courses are structured to cover all sections of the exams, focusing on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. We integrate practice tests, interactive activities, and real-world scenarios to enhance your language proficiency.

Can I combine a group course with exam preparation?

Yes, Alpadia offers the "Combi 5 & 10" courses, which allow students to combine a group course with private lessons for a deeper knowledge of the language. These courses are available for beginners to advanced levels (A1 to C1).

How can I add an international dimension to my résumé through language exams?

Alpadia provides a flexible range of language exams and dates throughout the year, allowing students to align testing with their schedules. Successfully completing these exams not only enhances language skills but also awards an official diploma, adding an international dimension to their résumé.

Our exams, assessing speaking, listening, reading, and writing, are conducted to the highest standards, ensuring credibility and recognition worldwide.

 Alpadia's commitment to excellence guarantees that students leave with a certification that is widely respected by employers and academic institutions globally, contributing to their success in the competitive job market.

Where can I find information on examination dates and fees?

 Information on examination dates can be found in the Dates & fees section. Additionally, details about examination options and dates are available on the respectives websites of examination centers. 

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