Test of German as a Foreign Language
The German as a Foreign Language test (Deutsch als Fremdsprache – TestDaF) is an international language test for those with good German language proficiency.
Anyone who wants to study at a German university must be able to prove that their language proficiency is adequate. The TestDaF is one such proof. Normally Level 4 of the DaF test is sufficient for admission.
The TestDaF is offered in 96 countries at official, i.e. licensed Test Centres. Applicants who wish to take the test in their home country should check examination dates, registration deadlines and examination fees as early as possible.
TheTestDaF exam is centrally developed and graded by the TestDaF Institute in Bochum according to strict quality standards.
All examination participants receive identical questions.
The examination papers are graded by well-trained markers.
Examination papers are given one of three grade levels in each of the four sections of the examination:
- TestDaF Level 3 (TDN 3)
- TestDaF Level 4 (TDN 4)
- TestDaF Level 5 (TDN 5)
The TestDaF levels are equivalent to B2 to C1 in the Common European Framework for Languages of the Council of Europe.
TestDaF target group
TestDaF is an appropriate test of language proficiency for:
- Students who want to study in Germany and need proof of German language proficiency
- Students who have to provide proof of their German proficiency in their home country
- Academics who plan to spend a period of time at a German university and want to test their language proficiency
- Those who need proof of German language proficiency for academic positions
- Students who come to Germany to study through a European Union programme and who want to have an official language certificate at the end of their stay
Germany: Hundreds race up massive Rottweil elevator test tower
Hundreds tested their mettle — and their legs — in a race up the ThyssenKrupp tower in Rottweil, one of the world’s tallest elevator testing towers. Participants had to run up over 1,300 stairs to reach the top.
Although the eyes of the running world were turned to Berlin’s world record-breaking marathon on Saturday, another feat of stamina also took place in the southwestern German town of Rottweil.
Some 700 people signed up to take part in a race up the stairs of ThyssenKrupp’s elevator testing tower.
Runners faced the daunting task of dashing up 1,390 steps from the base of the tower to the observation deck — which is located some 232 meters up.
Firefighters ran up the tower wearing their full gear, including heavy respirators
Police academy students as well as firefighters in full gear had the first go at the tower, reported local public broadcaster SWR.
Firefighters in full gear as well as police academy students had the first go at the tower on Saturday morning to take part in a stress test, reported local public broadcaster SWR.
Elite runners and team runners followed, with the race continuing through the afternoon.
At a height of 246 meters (807 feet), the building in Rottweil is one of the world’s tallest elevator testing towers, making it the tallest staircase race in Germany.Hundreds tested their mettle — and their legs — in a race up the ThyssenKrupp tower in Rottweil, one of the world's tallest elevator testing towers. Participants had to run up over 1,300 stairs to reach the top. ]]>