German Language Diploma (Deutsches Sprachdiplom - DSD)
The German Language School London
prepares advanced students for the German Language Diploma
(Deutsches Sprachdiplom - DSD) of the Federal Republic of Germany at
These exams are held at more than 800 schools in 60
countries, with about 46,000 participants every year worldwide. The
DSD offers an official certificate with centralized exams. The exam
consists of four parts: a written essay, reading and listening
comprehension, as well as oral communication. Evaluation of the written
part is conducted in Germany, but students take the exam in their home
The DSD is based on the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen für
- Level A2: basic use of the language; offers
advantages for job applications.
- Level A2/B1 (DSD I): independent use of the
proficiency certificate permits enrolment at a preparatory
"Studienkolleg" in Germany.
- Level B2/C1 (DSD II): competent use of the language;
proficiency certificate counts as linguistic qualification for
university studies in Germany.
Our DSD program enhances our students' learning
experience, and allows them to live up to their full potential in
secondary school education. It also gives them an edge in today's
highly competitive international job market. Employers in Canada and abroad acknowledge the DSD
as proof of the holder's excellent knowledge of German.