Posts Tagged ‘German’

German Language Examinations in Cebu

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Examination Center CebuGood news! Starting October 2016 students in the Philippines can pass their German Examination A1, A2, B1 and B2 in Cebu City at the HDC German Knowledge Sprachzentrum.

ÖSD stands for “Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch” (Austrian German Language Diploma), as well as “Österreich, Schweiz, Deutschland” (Austria, Switzerland, Germany). The using of the names of the three countries indicates the pluricentric nature of the exams, as well as recognizing the standard variations of the German language in the three different countries.
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German Language Exams

Friday, January 29th, 2016

German LanguageThe next available examinations for German language (A1, A2, B1, B2) in the Philippines, provided by Goethe Institut:
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German – Exams in the Philippines

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

ExaminationBelow is a list of upcoming dates for the German language examinations by the Goethe Institute in the Philippines. The examinations corresponds to the different levels (A1 to B2) on the six-stage scale of competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Goethe-Zertifikat A1/ Start Deutsch 1 can be used by spouses as proof of the German language skills that are required for them to be reunified with their partners in Germany. The certificate is also required for issuing the visa for Marriage (Fiancé).

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German A1 – Exams in the Philippines

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

German ExamsBelow is a list of upcoming dates for the examination “Start Deutsch 1” (A1) by the Goethe Institute in the Philippines. The examination corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-stage scale of competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Goethe-Zertifikat A1/ Start Deutsch 1 can be used by spouses as proof of the German language skills that are required for them to be reunified with their partners in Germany. The certificate is also required for issuing the visa for Marriage (Fiancé).

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Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Next Examinations

Friday, September 21st, 2012

ExaminationBelow is a list of upcoming dates for the examination “Start Deutsch 1” (A1) by the Goethe Institute in the Philippines. The examination corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-stage scale of competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Goethe-Zertifikat A1/ Start Deutsch 1 can be used by spouses as proof of the German language skills that are required for them to be reunified with their partners in Germany. The certificate is also required for issuing the visa for Marriage (Fiancé).

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Nominative, Accusative, and Dative: When to Use Them

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

DeutschModern High German distinguishes between four cases — nominative, accusative, dative, and genitive — and three grammatical genders — feminine, masculine, and neuter. In this article should given help for German language learners regarding to the grammatical cases Nominative, Accusative and Dative.

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Start Deutsch 1 – the next examination dates in the Philippines

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

exam German languageBelow is a list of upcoming dates for the examination “Start Deutsch 1” (A1) by the Goethe Institute in the Philippines. The examination corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-stage scale of competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Goethe-Zertifikat A1/ Start Deutsch 1 can be used by spouses as proof of the German language skills that are required for them to be reunified with their partners in Germany. The certificate is also required for issuing the visa for Marriage (Fiancé).

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German Noun Gender

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

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Most world languages have nouns that are either masculine or feminine. German, besides capitalizing all nouns, goes them one better and adds a third gender: neuter. The masculine definite article (“the”) is der, feminine is die, and neuter is das. German-speakers just seem to know whether Wagen (car) is der or die or das. (It’s der Wagen.) And they also know that the other German word for car is das Auto. But when referring to cars by brand name, it’s always der Ford, der VW or der Mercedes.

It’s not the actual person, place or thing that has gender in German, but the WORD that stands for the actual thing. That’s why a “car” can be either das Auto (neut.) or der Wagen (masc.).

Forget linking gender to a specific meaning or concept. Although nouns for people often follow natural gender, there are exceptions such as das Mädchen, girl. There are three different German words for “ocean” or “sea”—all a different gender: der Ozean, das Meer, die See! And gender does not transfer well from one language to another. The word for “sun” is masculine in Spanish (el sol) but feminine in German (die Sonne). A German moon is masculine (der Mond), while a Spanish moon is feminine (la luna). It’s enough to drive an English-speaker crazy!

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Examination Deutsch 1 (A1) in Cebu

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Cebu CityThe next examination Start German 1 (A1) by the Goethe Institute in Cebu will be held on August 6 and 7, 2011. Registrations to participate in this exam in Cebu must be done until July 22, 2011.
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German language – reading practice

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

readingWhen it comes to learning a foreign language, always listening, speaking, reading and writing are in demand. Due to the various offers on the Internet today it is not hard to practice these skills, especially reading and listening. In this article we focus on reading practice.

Learning should be fun. If one practice using textbooks only, one often turns in circles with repetitive lyrics that are tailored to the vocabulary of the learner. This is good for a start, but boring in a long run. Students should challenge themselves and learn to deal with different text content and difficulty level. Because if you face the language in everyday life, there is no agreement on the current knowledge of the texts.

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