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German level definitions


SpekStarter prepared for you the most complete selection of tests to determine the level of proficiency in German (Einstufungstest). Knowing your level is very important, in addition to tracking progress, it is important to create an effective curriculum. “Do we really need more than one test?” – you ask. “Yes” – we will answer, because the test methods are different. In addition to being able to objectively assess your level, you will be able to prepare for passing various tests that may be waiting for you in the future, for example, Lukentest (but more on that later).

The first test in the compilation is a test from Deutsche Welle. It differs in that it is possible to pass the test immediately to the level you set and understand whether it is your level or not. Plus, he gives questions only to your level and you won’t waste time answering too easy questions or randomly answering questions not from your level to finish the test to the end.


Further we advise you a test from Cambridge. In it, you do not choose a level for yourself, and the test determines your level. You are given 40 questions from the lungs (but not too) to the complex (rather complex). The test is perfect for those who are already evaluating themselves at A2-B1 and higher.


But the test is for those who care about the Russian-language interface of the site. The test from the Goethe-Institut is different in that it does not check the knowledge of grammar (except a little), but it checks the general understanding of the text, the lively conversation and the logic of the construction of sentences.


Then we will tell you about the difficult test – Lückentest (test with gaps). This is a very popular type of test in Germany, where you must guess by the logic of the text which word is missing. This may be a preposition, and maybe the whole noun. It is very important to pass a couple of such test tests before the actual testing, because the first time it is very difficult. To deceive such a test, putting down at random, as you can do in the rest, is a losing strategy.


The last test in our collection is not for everyone. It does not determine your level, but it will tell you, as a result, if you are ready for TestDaf.


This set will be enough for you to determine the level and, once again, we do not recommend to stop at the passage of only one of them.

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