What is the DSD?

Level A2/B1 of the Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD I) is considered by the responsible German authorities to prove that a student has reached a level of ability in German that is required for entry to a Studienkolleg in preparation for attending a university in Germany. Level B2/C1 of the Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD II) is considered to prove that the graduates have reached a language level in German that is required to be able to directly start a study at a university in Germany.

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Why would I need a Deutsches Sprachdiplom?

Level A2/B1 of the Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD I) is considered by the responsible German authorities to prove that a student has reached a level of ability in German that is required for entry to a Studienkolleg in preparation for attending a university in Germany. Level B2/C1 of the Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (DSD II) is considered to prove that the graduates have reached a language level in German that is required to be able to directly start a study at a university in Germany.

The exam
Reading
Part 1
This section tests the candidates reading comprehension with different writings
Listening
Part 2
In this section, several recordings will test the listening comprehension. The listening section includes a dialogue, a monologue, and audio sequences.
Writing
Part 3
Prove writing skills by tackling central questions and sample texts. This section has to be completed in a certain time.
Speaking
Part 4
Deliver a monologue on given keywords and answer relevant questions. The second part consists of a monologue delivered on a chosen subject, followed by discussion of the presented subject.
More Info

Currently there are about 56.500 students in over 65 countries participating in the exams each year. All together about 950 schools are accredited by the steering committee of the Deutsches Sprachdiplom worldwide.

Deutschstunde is one of only 3 schools in Australia offering this certification.

Check out the Bundesverwaltungsamt Website for a great details on this certification.