ISHR’s Primary German Department is happy to announce that they are now licensed telc (the European language certificates) examiners in cooperation with the VHS Hannover and telc.
They are now entitled to officially test the German language skills of young language learners based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages within the Levels A1 and A2.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This exam is an offer and completely separate from the ISHR curriculum offered at our school. It runs on a voluntary basis and has to be financed by participants. We will start with a specific group of Grade 4 and Grade 5 German Acquisition students. Potential candidates will be contacted directly in the next few weeks by one of the Primary German teachers.
Please note: this testing format is not suitable for younger students due to the complexity of the test structure and written German instructions!
WHAT WILL BE TESTED?
The tests consist of the following four different parts: writing, reading comprehension, listening comprehension and oral communication. The test will take approximately 1 hour. An additional 45 minutes are required for logistics, explanations, etc.
WHERE IS THE TESTING LOCATION?
The test will be conducted in our school during operating hours.
WHO WILL TEST YOUR CHILDREN?
Frau Hamid, Frau Last and Frau Pinsky will oversee, conduct and evaluate the oral exams. The written test parts will be sent to telc and assessed by external telc examiners. As we cannot test our own students, there will always be a combination of two teachers conducting the tests.
WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE COST PER EXAM?
The approximate cost will be 55 EUR per participant per exam. Please note that this exam is independent from ISHR and the curriculum. The school and teachers do not profit in any way from this external service.
WHO IS TELC?
The telc gGmbH offers high-quality language examinations that are meaningful, reliable and objective. With more than 45 years of experience, they offer comprehensive educational services. Their tests are task-based and communicative, always based on the stakeholders’ needs. They are continually reevaluated and updated in order to maintain high standards in both content and exam administration. telc – language tests are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe. Thus, telc language certificates carry a clear message all over the world. >> https://www.telc.net