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  • Monday, January 01, 2024
  • 6:30 AM
  • Thursday, December 26, 2024
  • 8:30 PM
  • at the DANK Haus


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Willkommen zum neuen Prüfungszentrum

The next exams will be in spring 2024.

What is this?

We are proud to have received our accreditation from the ÖSD  as one of their very few testing centers in the US! We are now certified to test German on the levels A1, A2, B1 & B2 (C1 and C2 coming soon) - corresponding to our own Beginner I - IV and Intermediate classes. With a ÖSD certificate you prove your German proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which is the internationally recognized standard of language skill recognition.

You can use this for citizenship requirements, university requirement, or just to prove your skills!

How do I take the test?

The test is comprised of two parts: One part is writing, listening, and reading. The other one is speaking. To familiarize yourself with this format we recommend to take part in our workshop (Spring: A1 and A2: Feb 20, 2024 at 7p-8pm: B1 and B2: Feb 27, 2024 at 7-8:30pm online; Fall: A1 and A2: Oct 22, 2024 7-8pm; B1 and B2: Oct 29, 2024 at 7-8:30pm online).

Please note: The workshop does not guarantee passing the exam. However, we highly recommend taking it, because you will know the format and the general questions that will be asked.

We will offer exams in the spring and in the fall (dates tbd), but will also be happy to work with you, if you have a specific timeline you must meet (administration needs about 6 weeks to prepare for an actual exam).

Price & DEadline

The exam costs:

  • A1 & A2: $150
  • B1 & B2: $175

The Workshop can be added for:

  • A1 & A2: $50
  • B1 & B2: $60

Exam dates

  • A1 & A2: March 9, 2024
  • B1 & B2: March 16, 2024

Please sign up by February 15, 2024 for any of the exam dates in the spring.


  • A1 & A2: November 16, 2024
  • B1 & B2: November 23, 2024


We will provide all needed material, but you can always find more on the ÖSD Website.

As always, please reach out to with any questions, or find Mariel or Carina during class on Monday and Wednesday nights.

See you! Bis dahin!

German American Cultural Center 

4740 North Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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