What is the „Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer (DTZ)“?

The Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer is the exam you need to proof your language competence when applying for German citizenship. Integration courses end with this exam. But the exam can also be taken by anyone else wishing to do so in Germany.

The dual-level examination tests general language competence on two levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): level A2/B1.

This examination offers you evaluation of your language competence in all four skills - Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. It documents exactly which CEFR level was achieved for each of the four skills.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 100 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

You can find further information about the DTZ examination at > http://www.telc.net


DTZ - Examination @ IfS

The DTZ may be repeated as often as you wish. Tests take place several times a year on fixed dates.

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*Please notice that a minimum number of 5 participants is needed for the exam to take place.

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Pass your DTZ @ IfS

At IfS, you may write the DTZ after completion of the integration course cycle. The integration course cycle encompasses either 660 or 960 teaching units (TU): the language levels (A1-alpha +) A1 + A2 + B1 + the so called "orientaton course".

You may in principle also enrol externally for the DTZ exam at IfS, although we do recommend participation in a integration course at our institute for a positive test experience.

If you need advice, simply contact us to arrange an appointment.

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