German B1 exam preparation course
Definition of level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF):
- Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
- Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
The German B1 exam preparation course can start at any time of the year, in individual lessons or in small groups.
Course duration group classes
The group course (3-4 students) for B1 exam preparation lasts 5 sessions of 90 minutes and includes all preparation material. For students who are very nervous, who are perfectionists, who are afraid of exams, I recommend an individual course.
Duration of the individual course
Some people have been traumatized by exams since childhood, or have a strong feeling of perfectionism, other obstacles such as migraine, strong stressful periods, pressure to pass the German B1 exam and need very personalised lessons.
In individual lessons it is more difficult to predict the exact duration of the German B1 exam preparation course. Maybe 3 classes is enough or maybe 5 or 6.
In the course we practise the 4 parts of the B1 exam, we do several model tests, we analyse mistakes and I give you a lot of tips and tricks which are not in the preparation books. In addition, we also pay a lot of attention to time and nerve management, a very important point that is often forgotten in most German B1 exam preparation courses.
To pass the exam six key aspects are required
- Have a intermediate level of German.
Is it possible to pass the B1 without having the level? Sometimes yes, but it also depends on the luck factor and the difficulty of the exam.
What you have to be very clear about is the following:
Preparing for a B1 exam is different from a normal learning process, they are two very different fields.
- A good preparation
- Controlling the time for each part of the exam
- Controlling your nerves during the exam
- Having “trained” for difficult situations that can occur during the exam, for example in the verbal test. You may come across a student who is totally blocked or who does not have the required level. Examination centres do not usually do a “pre-test” of the verbal level.
- In theory, a student with an A1 level can sit for the B1, which can be detrimental to the verbal exam mark of a candidate who does have the B1 level.
- Automating structures for the verbal and written part of the exam.
If one of the points fails, it is difficult to pass the whole exam.
In the following link you can read some testimonials from students who have passed their exams: