St George’s is delighted to announce that Gaia Albi-Marini and Pietro Di Penta, both studying German in Year 9, have passed the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 exam. They both passed the exam with flying colours, with Pietro gaining the second highest grade (“Gut”) and Gaia achieving the highest grade (“Sehr Gut”).
The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 is a German exam for children and young people between 10 and 16 years of age. It certifies that candidates have acquired basic language skills and corresponds to the first level (A1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Gaia commented: “I think languages are one of the most important things to study. They allow you to communicate with a wider range of people and help you with your future career. I have been studying German for a while and I was very happy to take my first exam at the Goethe Institut. Pietro and I prepared for the exam, and thanks to our studying and Ms Porter’s’ help, we both managed to accomplish excellent results. Taking this test was a great experience for us. It helped us gain more knowledge of the German language and, being one of our first exams, it helped us become more comfortable under exam conditions.”
Pietro said: “In my opinion, exams are extremely important for learning because they motivate you to study and show you how your work is progressing. I am extremely proud of being able to pass this exam because the exam is written by the Goethe Institut and is taken worldwide. I think German is an important subject because, in the future, I am aiming to become an engineer and Germany is a leading country in mechanics and electrical technology. Therefore, it will be very beneficial for me to know how to speak German for my chosen career.”
Ms Porter, Head of German at St George’s added: “I am absolutely delighted that Gaia and Pietro decided to sit this exam. They both spent a lot of time preparing for the exam and this extra effort has really paid off. Gaia and Pietro are very talented linguists and I am exceptionally proud of them. They are inspiring role models to our other students and I hope that their success will encourage others to take German exams at the Goethe Institut in Rome.”
It is possible to sit the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 examination at various times during the school year. The next opportunity to sit the examination at the Goethe Institut in Rome will be on 6 November 2019. Any student interested in sitting the examination must register with the Goethe Institut by 7 October 2019.
To register for an exam, or for further information about the full range of exams (Levels A1 to C2), please contact the Goethe Institut Examination Centre in Rome, visit the Goethe website for further details.