The German Language Center at the German Jordanian University conducted the first two GJUDaF exams successfully at GJU for more than 600 students in June and August 2023. The new exam format was developed by the TestDaF-Institut/g.a.s.t. and is based on the format of the non-digital TestDaF, which is used worldwide to prove language proficiency for study at a German university.

 

What is special about the GJUDaF is that the exam tests language skills at levels B1/B2. This is the first time that a standardized examination has been created at B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), which refers exclusively to the target group of students and takes their academic context into account.

 

Since the 2nd semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, GJU students have been taking a standardized and curricular B1 exam in the 5th semester of their German studies. With the introduction of the GJUDaF, this is now the mandatory exam format for all undergraduate students at GJU.

 

The exam consists of four competency or examination parts: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression, and Written Expression, and is provided and scored each semester by the TestDaF Institute/g.a.s.t.

 

The GJU is thus the first university in the transnational educational context to use a standardized certificate at the B1 level according to the CEFR, which takes into account the specific needs of students completing a period of study at a German university.