TestDaF exam center
TestDaF exam center
in Bamberg, Germany

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Planning to pass TestDaF first time round?

Then undertake a professional and carefully focused exam preparation course at the Sprachinstitut TREFF PUNKT TestDaF-Centre in Bamberg!



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Level system of TestDaF

TestDaF is an advanced level language exam and spans levels B2.2. to C1.2 of the Common European Framework. TestDaF assesses your proficiency level and awards the following grades:

  • TestDaF-level 5 (TDN 5) - pass
  • TestDaF-level 4 (TDN 4) - pass
  • TestDaF-level 3 (TDN 3) - a pass for some technical colleges but not universities

TestDaF 5 (TDN 5) is the highest level. A level of TDN 4 shows that you are linguistically qualified to study at any German university. TestDaF does not differentiate between levels lower than TDN 3 - instead it is simply stated that the exam participant has not yet reached the TestDaF entry level.

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TestDaF registration

To register for the exam TestDaF go to the website of the TestDaF-Institute www.testdaf.de and fill in the TestDaF registration form onlineLink zum TestDAf-Zentrum . You will choose on the online form the Test-DaF-Exam-Center in Germany, e.g. in Bamberg, Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT, Hauptwachstraße 19, 96047 Bamberg.

Payment is made directly to the TestDaF institute either via bank transfer or with credit card. The enrolment is not done at the TestDaF-Exam-Center Bamberg anymore. You will be forwarded a confirmation of your enrolment right away after having enrolled.

TestDaF preparation

To pass an exam it will certainly help you to attend  our highly intensive exam preparation course. We offer a preparatory training in form of a tailor made one-to-one training to develop all your written skills beside your oral, listening and reading comprehension.

If you would like to book that intensive and effective training, please find out more about the TestDaF preparation courseLink zum TestDAf-Zentrum

When attending a preparatory training your knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary should already corresponds to the level B2.2 or aboveLink zum TestDAf-Zentrum. The focus will be on developing exam techniques using specimen and previous exams rather than repeating grammar and vocabulary. If you have not yet reached level B2.2 we strongly recommend that you attend the intensive German course Intensive-Plus-CourseLink zum TestDAf-Zentrum.

TestDaf Vorbereitungskurs via SkypeTestDaF preparation now also via Skype!

If you are not able to attend a TestDaF preparation course you will now have the chance to prepare TestDaF online via Skype. It is a one-to-one course with your private online teacher. We will train with you:

  • Reading comprehension
    … we will train you to concentrate on the essential information in the text and provide the right answer
  • Listening comprehension
    … we will teach you to read the exam questions properly and how to figure out the keywords to help you answer correctly
  • Written expression
    … you will describe a graphic for homework and we will discuss it in detail online helping you to learn how to structure a graphic and which vocabulary to use.
  • Oral expression
    … you will have to master 7 different situations, how to master them and how to loose the fear to speak freely can be trained perfectly via Skype.

Our TestDaF trainers have years of experience. The one-to-one program via Skypeexterner link test ddaf will allow them to present you a tailored made program to help you pass TestDaF at the first time.  For more information please visit www.learn-german-via-skype.comexterner link test ddaf

To help you with your preparation we recommend the following 2 text book:

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Detailled information on the structure of TestDaF

The total exam. time is 190 minutes plus a break of around 50 minutes.

I. Reading comprehension - 60 minutes:

This section of the exam. consists of 3 texts of increasing difficulty.

  • Text 1 = A short text from an everyday situation at university - matching ten statements to short paragraphs = 10 minutes
  • Text 2 = journalistic text on an academic subject - 10 questions must be answered, 450-550 words, multiple choice (three possibilities) = 20 minutes
  • Text 3 =Academic specialist text - 10 questions must be answered, 550-600 words, multiple choice (three possibilities) = 20 minutes
    Transcribing answers = 10 minutes

BREAK = 05 minutes

II. Listening Comprehension - 40 minutes:

This section of the exam. consists of three spoken texts of increasing difficulty.

  • Text 1 = Everyday conversation, dialogue from university life. The conversation lasts 2-3 minutes, there are 8 questions and answers must be given in key words. You will hear the dialogue only once.
  • Text 2 = A radio interview or discussion on a subject related to study or a general academic subject. The interview lasts 3-4 minutes. You must determine whether ten statements are true or false. You will hear the interview only once.
  • Text 3 = This is a longer text - a presentation or another interview on an academic subject. The text lasts 4-5 minutes and you will hear it twice.
    Transcribing answers = 10 minutes

BREAK = 30 minutes

III. Written Expression = 60 minutes

For this section of the exam. you are required to write a text. An integral part of this section is the description of facts which are represented in diagrammatic or tabular form. In constructing the text, the following structure should be taken into account: introduction - linking paragraph - description of a diagram or table - linking paragraph - main argument - conclusion.

BREAK = 10 minutes

IV. Oral Expression = 30 minutes

This section of the exam. consists of 7 oral tasks. You will be required to give information - specifically to give advice, make requests and to persuade somebody of your point of view. In addition you must describe a diagram or table and express and justify your opinion on a specified topic.

For further information please refer to TestDaF-Institutexterner link test ddaf

Comparison of TestDaF with similar exams

  • In comparison to the DSH:
    • TestDaF takes place on 6 different dates per year, as opposed to 2.
    • The TestDaF exam lasts just one day - the DSH lasts two.
    • The TestDaF exam is standardised throughout Germany and is not dependent on a particular county or university - i.e. the exam standard is the same for all participants.
  • In comparison to the Goethe-Institute ZOP:
    • At 150 €, the TestDaF exam fee is considerably lower than that of the ZOP at 256 €.
    • The TestDaF exam. lasts only one day, whereas the ZOP is spread over three days.
    • The TestDaF content is orientated around every day student situations.

TestDaF Modelltest registration

For those who do not wish to take a preparatory course we strongly recommend that you participate in at least one specimen exam (Modelltest). The advantages are obvious. You become familiar with the exam and the exam format, discover whether you meet its linguistic requirements and whether you can complete the exam within the specified time. We will correct the exam and provide you with the relevant information to help you prepare.
The specimen exam (Modelltest) takes place from 09:15 to 13:15 or upon agreement from 14:00 to18:15. Please bring an empty tape for the oral exam. The fee for the specimen exam is 45 €.

The specimen test normally takes place 3 weeks before the exam. Please confirm the test date via email mailto:post@testdaf-exam-center.com. Please provide your name, age and nationality via E-Mail or in person at Sprachinstitut Treffpunkt TestDaF-Center.

If you have any further queries or require any further assistance please send us an e-mail: mailto:post@testdaf-exam-center.com or call: 0951-3027989 (national), +49-951-3027989 (international).

About the TestDaF centre in Bamberg: TREFF PUNKT Language Institute

TREFF PUNKT Language Institute, founded in 1995, is an international language institute for adults learning German as a foreign language. The language school is a member of FaDaF (Fachverband Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V.) and is recognized by the State for further training study.

Our language institute is positioned next to the Main-Danube canal at the end of the pedestrian zone in Bamberg and is a comfortable 12 minute walk from the train station. Our teaching rooms are purpose-built, light and functionally furnished. We are a high quality school with an open and friendly atmosphere.

The lessons are taken by well-qualified and experienced teachers, most of whom have a great deal of experience in both teaching abroad and in Germany, as well as having the obligatory academic training. We place great importance on intercultural and communication-orientated teaching. We offer the newest methods in language teaching - our close contact with the German faculty at Bamberg University ensures we are always up to date. As we are a small, highly specialized language institute with German students from all over the world, we focus particularly on our participants individual wishes and learning goals. You will definitely feel good here and as a result will learn quickly!

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