Anyone who plans to study at a German University (as a regular student) would be asked to pass TestDaF or DSH, which both are the tests of German Proficiency. Since I chose the later, I‘d like to share my experiences with others.

The abbreviation DSH stands for Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (German Exam for College Admission). Before attending DSH the students must prove that they have had at least 900 hours of German courses. Generally speaking, many universities in Germany still provide DSH-intensive course. It means that you can simply apply to a university, get a “bedingte Zulassung” (admission upon certain conditions) and take the DSH course provided by the university. That’s what I did. It doesn’t have too many procedures, I can get familiar with the city I’m going to live for a couple years, and I can get used to the German academic environment at the same time.  

DSH test consists of a written and an oral examination. Both are carried out separately on different days.

The DSH exam tests the following skills: 
     L
istening comprehension (50 minutes) 
     R
eading comprehension (90 minutes) 
     Writing (60 minutes) and 
     Speaking (15-20 minutes with 20 minutes for preparation)


Moreover, The DSH certificate has three levels of scores depending on the total percentage

DSH-1 (66% - 57%, lowest entrance level acceptable) 
DSH-2 (81% - 67%, generally accepted) 
DSH-3 (100% - 82%, highest level, appropriate for any faculty)  


I attended the DSH intensive course and took the written Exam on 23. 7. What most important is to be easy on the test. It's only a test afterall, don't have to die if U don't pass it. The Test was actually not as difficult as we’ve learned in the course. However, the atmosphere at that moment made everyone nervous and scared. My results came back on Thursday: DSH 3 with 82%~! Kinda lucky I guess. (huhuhu)

I'm having the oral test tomorrow afternoon. Before that i'll have a Sushi-party tonight.




 
學德文的人,基本上會聽過以下三種詞彙:DSH、TestDaF、Goethe Institut

前兩種是語言考試,後面那個歌德學院是貴到爆的國際德語中心,理論上是給富家子弟寒暑假放鬆身心兼結交朋友的好所在。


要在德國唸書(交換生、國際學程學生除外),一定要提出德語證明,所以檢定考不可避免。
DSH分為筆試和口試,筆試部分再細分為聽力、閱讀、寫作。DSH等級有三種:66%~75%為DSH-1,基本上是可以進大學唸書,但是願意受理的學系非常少,就算入了學,也還是要繼續參加德語加強課,所以一般會要求學生至少拿到76%~81%,即DSH-2。超過82%者即為DSH-3,法律系和醫學系則通常要求申請者達到此標準。


姑娘我費盡千辛萬苦(?)終於上完三個月的DSH準備班,在周一(23號)參加了DSH筆試。考試從上午九點考到下午四點,但是八點鐘就要到場報到繳費,非常有公務人員高普考的味道。

題目沒有比較難,但是現場氣氛很詭異,以致於大家都覺得時間不夠。希臘同學還哭了,我不知道為什麼,別問我。她明明中午吃pizza還吃得很高興...

周四領成績,我剛剛好越過2跟3的界線,筆試總平均82%。



隔天的口試時間訂在下午三點半,今天晚上要開壽司趴踢,真是算的剛剛好。




 
 
 
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