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About EnglishBav

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  • Location Bavaria
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  1. Thank you for all your replies. The initial shock is over, its now a question of getting the dates for the exams. Our integration test can be done in December, the German test early next year.
  2. Thanks Swimmer, we'll just have to go ahead and hope for the best.
  3. Thank you Le Cheese, hope you are right, I would feel a proper charlie if I failed
  4. Thank you for your replies. I guess it was just a shock after 50 years that they expect us to prove we have integrated. The house was only to point out we can afford to support ourselves. We live in a small village know a lot of locals including the mayor and my husband teaches refugees German on a voluntary basis. Although i am fluent in speaking German I fear i would panic in an exam room and fail, which would be more than embarrassing.  The integration test I find easy at home- doing the internet examples but its the German test I fear.
  5. My husband and I are in our 70's, retired and have lived in Germany for 50 years. We thought we could apply for German citizenship without any tests. My husband is exempt from the German test, as he did his PHD in Germany (in German) but we both have to do the integration test. I am sure we could pass both in the comfort of our own homes, but I am hopeless, or used to be, in classrooms. I find it insulting in a way that we have to go through this. We are house owners and are getting a good pension, so not costing the Germans much. A British friend of ours, living in Celle, only had to fill in forms, why is Bavaria so strict? Brexit is the reason for our wanting German nationality or better still dual nationality.