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Goethe Certificate A1


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CHF 180.00


This exam qualifies the German language level A1 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and is accompanied by an official certificate issued by the internationally recognised Goethe Institute.

The examination includes the written (65 minutes, listening, reading and writing) and oral part (15 minutes, group examination speaking) and is held in one afternoon. It is offered several times a year.

With language skills at level A1 you can:

- communicate in a simple way, if your conversation partner speaks slowly and clearly.
- understand familiar, everyday and frequently used expressions and simple sentences.
- introduce yourself and ask other people questions about yourself.

  • Location. All NSH classrooms are easily accessible - whether by public transport, car or bicycle.
  • Quality. Teachers working at NSH are educated and certified native speakers.
  • Certified. For over 70 years, NSH is an established and well-regarded institution in the education market. It is certified according to ISO 29990, the quality management system for the education and training sector

80 minutes in one day

Target group

This exam is suitable for all adult foreign language learners who have German language skills at level A1 and would like to have these confirmed with an internationally valid certificate.

NSH Sprachschule Deutsch Goethe Zertifikat Niveau A1
Placement test

For a first assessment of your language level use the language test below. Take about 20 minutes of your time. Send the test result to and we will contact you as soon as possible.




Examination fee  180.00
Exam information
  • The examination fee must be paid at least 10 days before the examination date.
  • If we receive cancellations less than 20 days before the examination date, we will charge 50% of the examination fee. Cancellations received more than 10 days before the examination date or absences will be charged 100% of the examination fee.
  • Your personal exam schedule will be sent to you 10 days before the exam.
  • Please bring your identity card and the receipt for the payment of the examination fee with you on the day of the examination.
  • You will receive the results approximately 4 weeks after the exam.

Achievement of language level A1 is documented by an official Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 from the Goethe-Institut.

Start Dates and Registration

  • Basel
November 2021
Goethe exam A1
Start/End Dates
We. 03.11.2021 / We. 03.11.2021
CHF 180.00
Course confirmed and places are available.
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Brigitte Pirovano
+41 61 202 12 04