As many of you will know, application for German citizenship requires you to have at least a B1 or equivalent proficiency in German.
Before moving to Germany in 2008 I studied with the Open University and passed the L130 (Auftakt: intermediate German) module and obtained a Certificate in German.
I contacted the OU to check if the level obtained was equivalent to B1, and they said it is and pointed me to the webpage for the course https://msds.open.ac.uk/students/study/undergraduate/course/l130.htm
The question is, will that be acceptable to a Beamtin at a provincial (Eberswalde, Brandenburg) citizenship bureau who doesn't speak English? I am thinking not, so how do I convince her that I have the required level of german proficiency already with the OU without having to sit the B1 test locally ( next available date June cost 120€ ) ?
Any ideas folks?
I am taking the B1 test next Friday. I have just booked the test and not taken any lessons as my German is (I hope) quite good.
What I am unsure about is the written part of the test. I know it could be a formal or informal letter. Is this correct or is informal more common ? I know the formal letter should include my address, senders address, place, date etc. but am not sure what is TELC expect for an informal letter. I mean I know how I write an informal letter I usually include my address only, place and date.
Thing is I don't want to lose points by forgetting something. Any tips welcome.
Also any other tips that are taught in lessons and might not otherwise be obvious.