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Language Diploma

Our school is one of the accredited language school in Canada to offer the German Language Diploma exams. Currently there are about 51,000 students in over 65 countries participating in these exams each year.​

Deutsches Sprachdiplom

Language Diploma

The Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz (engl.: German Language Certificate of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) is an official German language certificate of the German education authorities and the Foreign Office (Germany) certifying levels of knowledge of the German language in schools worldwide.

The program prepares the participants for a study in Germany in matters of language and cultural issues. It finishes with an exam and a certification on language competencies on level B1 or B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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Qualification for German Studies

Sprachdiplom
at our school

Students can earn the DSD I and/or DSD II “Deutsches Sprachdiplom” as proof of their proficiency in German. More precisely, the DSD I Diploma serves as proof of the necessary language skills required in order to enrol in college-level courses in Germany. Students must be between 13 and 17 years old when they write the exam.

The DSD II German Language Diploma is recognized by the German Ministry of Education as proof of the necessary level of proficiency required in order to attend a German university and is considered to be the equivalent of a German secondary school diploma for second language learning (Abitur – Deutsch als Fremdsprache). Students must be between 15 and 21 years of age at the time of the exam.

Currently there are about 51,000 students in over 65 countries participating in the “Deutsches Sprachdiplom” exams each year. The exams of the “Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz” are prepared by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) which also administers a network of advisors on German around the world.

Responsible for our language school in BC is the advisor for Canada West, Mr. Andreas Meckes located in Edmonton, Alberta.

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German Language Diploma Structure

DSD I

A2 / B1

DSD I is an internationally acclaimed academic diploma issued by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of Germany, based on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) and attesting to advanced language usage in German and providing the linguistic qualification for enrolment in a German Studienkolleg.

The DSD I diploma can be obtained by taking written examinations in reading and listening comprehension and written communication, which will be sent to Germany for evaluation. The individual oral examination of approximately 15 minutes will be evaluated at our school.

Additionally, passing the DSD I exam gives four (4) additional credits for secondary school students in British Columbia.

DSD II

B2 / C1

DSD II is an internationally acclaimed academic diploma issued by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of Germany, based on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) and attesting to proficient language usage in German and providing the linguistic qualification for enrollment in a German university.

The DSD II diploma can be obtained by taking written examinations in reading and listening comprehension and written communication which will be sent to Germany for evaluation. The individual oral examination of approximately 20 minutes which will be evaluated at our school.

Additionally, passing the DSD II exam gives four (4) additional credits for secondary school students in British Columbia.