Deutsches Haus Certificate

As of Fall 2015, students can earn Deutsches Haus Certificates to demonstrate the achievement of the A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2 levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). 

Cost and Registration

Students may register for the non-credit certificate for a one-time non-refundable fee of $100 when they register for the first class they would like to count towards their certificate. The Deutsches Haus Certificate must be completed within 24 months of registration.

Certificate Requirements

Four level-appropriate courses

A2 (Beginner) Level: This might consist of A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, and A2.2 OR any of these courses in combination with A2 or A1 level special courses (for a total of four courses).

B1 (Intermediate) Level: B1.1, B1.2, B1.3 and one B1 special course OR any number of B1 regular courses in combination with any A2, B1 or B2 special courses (for a total of four courses.

B2 (Upper Intermediate) Level: B2 modules A, B, C and one B2 special course OR any number of regular B2 courses in combination with B1/B2 or C1 level special courses (for a total of four courses).

C1 (Advanced) Level: C1 modules A, B, C and one C1 special course OR any number of C1 regular courses in combination with B2/C1 level special courses (for a total of four courses).

C2 (Mastery) Level: C2 modules A, B, C and one C2 special course OR any number of C2 courses in combination with C1/C2 special courses (for a total of four courses).

Class Participation

For each course, students will be expected to submit two written assignments (one midterm assignment and one final assignment) to be evaluated by the DH language department. Students will also be assessed on in-class participation. No more than one absence is allowed per term, and a grade (pass / fail) will be given by the class teacher for participation.

Exam

Before the certificate is granted, students must pass a level-appropriate oral and written exam administered by the language department.