Sprachforum Heinrich Heine Düsseldorf

Die NRW-Landesregierung hat beschlossen, dass ab Dienstag, 17.3. auch alle privaten Bildungseinrichtungen schließen müssen, um das Corona-Virus einzudämmen. Das betrifft leider auch das Sprachforum Heinrich Heine.

  • Ab dem 17.3.2020 unterbrechen wir die laufenden Intensivkurse (2.3.-27.3.2020). Diese werden dann ab dem 20.4.2020 an der Stelle fortgesetzt, an der wir am 16.3.2020 im Unterricht aufgehört haben. Das heißt, es werden dann ab dem 20.4.2020 die letzten beiden Kurswochen unterrichtet und am 30.4.2020 findet der Abschlusstest statt. Der Folgekurs beginnt dann ganz normal am 4.5.2020. Leider kann der Intensivkurs vom 30.03.-28.04. nicht angeboten werden. Alle Anmeldungen können auf den 4.5. 2020 als Kursstart verschoben werden.
  • Die Abendkurse, die am 17.3. beginnen sollten, können voraussichtlich erst am Dienstag, den 21.4. starten.

Wir werden an dieser Stelle bei Änderungen aktuell informieren!

The government of North Rhine-Westphalia decided that all private educational institutions have to close from March 17, 2020 in order to contain the coronavirus. Also Sprachforum Heinrich Heine is affected.

  • From March 17, 2020 we have to freeze all current intensive courses. They will be resumed on April 20, 2020 from the point where we stopped on March 16, 2020, i.e. the last two weeks of the current course will take place between April 20, 2020 and April 30, 2020. The following course will start on Mai 4, 2020. Unfortunately, the intensive course planned for the period of March 30, 2020 till April 28,2020 will not take place. All registrations for this period will be valid for May 4, 2020, which is the scheduled start of new courses.
  • The start of our next evening courses which is due on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 will be postponed to Thursday April 21, 2020.

You will find all further information here as soon as possible!

TestDaF exam and preparation course

TestDaF – Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache [Test of German as a Foreign Language] – is an advanced level language test (B2/C1). If you want to study in Germany, you must prove that you have sufficient language skills to be admitted for a course of study. This proof can be provided by the TestDaF examination.

The Sprachforum Heinrich Heine is a licensed institute for the TestDaF. Several TestDaF exams take place every year. Before you take the TestDaF exam, we recommend that you take a preparatory course to practice and get to know the test format.

TestDaF – Preparation courses

Our TestDaF preparation courses specifically prepare students in small groups for the TestDaF exam.

In the preparation course, you will learn how to write texts, interpret graphics (oral and written), react appropriately in different situations and handle complex texts drawn from the worlds of science and society.

The four parts of the examination

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Oral expression

are trained intensively so that you will know exactly what to expect on the TestDaF examination. A model test is administered for each part of the examination. You will practice authentic examination situations and receive individual supervision.

Preparation courses:

 

Scope:

12 lesson hours per week, 36 lesson hours per course.

Course price:

€ 270

  • Including placement test / additional lesson materials
  • Excluding course book
 

Payment:

50% deposit on registration, balance due on first day of course.

 

Payment methods:

 
  • Cash paid in our office
  • Credit card (Mastercard or Visa card)
  • Electronic cash (EC card / Girocard / Maestro card)
  • Bank transfer
 

Lesson times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

4 lesson hours each, 36 lesson hours in total

 

Group size:

5 – 12 students per course

Our TestDaF preparation courses prepare students in small groups for the TestDaF exam.

Completion of C1.1 is therefore a minimum requirement for participation in the course.

 

For organizational questions refer to our Terms and conditions.

TestDaF – Examination

The TestDaF is an advanced level language test that covers levels B2 to C1 on the scale of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Examinees should have already completed approx. 800 to 1000 lesson units of German before registering for the exam. Proof of German language proficiency is not required for registration for the examination. The test can be repeated as often as desired.

The Sprachforum Heinrich Heine is a licensed institute for the TestDaF. Several TestDaF exams take place every year. Before you take the TestDaF exam, we recommend that you take a preparatory course to practice and get to know the test format.

Exam dates:

PrüfungsterminNummerAnmeldefristErgebnis
 

Enrolment:

If you want to register for the TestDaF examination, you must apply to us (as your test center) for a TAN number.

Examination fee:

€ 195

  • The examination fee must be paid at the Testzentrum [Test Center] of the Sprachforum Heinrich Heine. You will then receive a TAN number with which you can register for the exam.
 

Payment methods:

 
  • Cash paid in our office
  • Credit card (Mastercard or Visa card)
  • Electronic cash (EC card / Girocard / Maestro card)

The TestDaF certificate is valid indefinitely and is recognized by all German universities and colleges of higher education.

You may study at any German university if you have achieved at least TDN4 in all four parts of the examination.

Examination performance is broken down into three levels:

  • TestDaF Level 5 (TDN 5)
  • TestDaF Level 4 (TDN 4)
  • TestDaF Level 3 (TDN 3)

TDN 5 is the highest level. The TestDaF does not differentiate performance scoring below TDN 3, but only states that the examinee has not yet reached the threshold entry level of the TestDaF.

A TestDaF receiving a score of at least TDN 4 in all parts of the examination is deemed as proof of linguistic ability sufficient for unrestricted admission to all study and degree programs.

A score of TDN 5 demonstrates a particularly high level of German language proficiency either in the relevant skill or the entire examination (i.e. a score of TDN 5 in all parts of the examination). TDN 5 is above the level required for admission or enrolment.

You will receive a certificate detailing your exam results about two months after taking the TestDaF.

Four skills are tested:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Oral expression

The four skills are tested separately to establish a differentiated linguistic performance profile. The examination score results in the individual skills are therefore shown separately in the certificate.

The examination questions are centrally developed, tested and corrected at the TestDaF Institute. They are subject to constant test methodological validation and review.

 
 

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