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German Language Diploma

We offer preparatory courses for the German Language Diplomas DSD I and DSD II for high school students and young adults. Classes take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Martin-Luther Church (499 Preston Street).

Students can earn the DSD I and/or DSD II German Language Diplomas 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 15 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 17 and 21 years of age at the time of the exam.

DSD I (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 which will be sent to Germany for evaluation, and an individual oral examination of approximately 10 minutes which will be evaluated on the spot.

The participating student must be enrolled in a preparation course in German. This course takes place on Thursdays from 6:30-21:15 pm in the Martin Luther Church (Preston Street).

DSD II (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 enrolment in a German university.

The DSD II diploma can be obtained by taking written examinations which will be sent to Germany for evaluation, and an individual oral examination of approximately 20 minutes which will be evaluated on the spot.

The participating student must be enrolled in a preparation course in German. This course takes place on Thursdays from 6:30-9:15 pm in the Martin Luther Church (Preston Street).

For more information regarding the DSD I and II preparatory courses and/or examinations, please contact Birgit Wirz-Endrys (613-828-3963) or dsd@glsottawa.ca.

2016:

Preparation course for the Deutsches Sprach Diplom

The preparation course takes place on Thursday nights 6:30 – 9:15 pm at the German Martin Luther church (Preston Street).

The next DSD II course will start in April 14, 2016.

The next DSD I course will start in January 2017.

Both the written and oral exams for DSD I (B1) will be in March 2017. For DSD II (C1) exams will be held in December 2016.

The B1 diploma allows students the entry into the school system of a German speaking country. It is also recognized by colleges and specialized high schools.
The C1 diploma is a prerequisite for the acceptance to a German university if the student has spent multiple years abroad.

Both diplomas for German are recognized internationally.

Please note that students are not allowed to miss more than two classes except if they have to attend a school event in which case a note from the school is required.

Registration

To register for the course or for any other questions please contact dsd@glsottawa.ca.