I'll recommend the test by the "Institut für Testforschung und Testentwicklung" in Leipzig:
You can find alternatives if you search the Internet for "Wortschatztest".
You have to put the verb at the second possition. There are also a pair of grammar mistakes (Thema is neutral and Gesellschaft, feminine):
Meiner Meinung nach ist die Gesellschaft kinderfeindlich.
Meine Meinung über dieses Thema ist, dass die Gesellschaft kinderfeindlich ist.
To my taste, some context is missing: say, which society? in which ...
I want to add something that the other answer didn't focus on.
What can be confusing for a student of German is the dangling nach.
Usually nach is either a preposition followed by a noun-phrase
Ich komme um Viertel nach vier.
Ich gehe nach Hause.
Es riecht nach Fisch.
or an adverb that is part of the verb
Ich gucke etwas im Wörterbuch nach. – nachgucken
Depending on your vocabulary, get an Open dictionary. Free software comes with such dictionaries.
Get the number of entries in the dictionary.
wc -l /usr/share/hunspell/de_DE.dic
Now take 100 words by random from the dictionary, and count how much you know. This schould be a good estimate. For higher acccuracy take ...
TestDaF is what you're looking for.
It's the most appropriate analog of TOEFL since it's accepted by all German universities. And even the test-taking procedure is similar: you will be talking to a computer (and not a human being like in IELTS).
You should prefer the certificates offered by the Goethe-Institute.
The acceptance of a language certificate really depends on the company or university, especially concerning the level. Ask before you apply. But as the Goethe-Insititut is the official institute for language and culture of the Federal Republic of Germany, their certificates have the highest ...
Take the DaF exam. It looks better on your CV.
Since your main motivation is to make your "Lebenslauf" look better - try to take the perspective of a hiring company:
No German employer will care for a language exam/certificate. Just put a line like this in your CV: "Deutsch - fließend in Wort und Schrift". If your other qualifications are ...
Besides TestDaF, three tests I've heard of:
Contrary to TestDaF, which is standard even worldwide, DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) varies from university to university. And the name explains what it is.
The certificates of Goethe-Institut: Universities ask for a C1 or C2 level.
An option, which I don't know if is valid in Germany, is ...
I guess you are looking for:
Wortschatz, Grundwortschatz or Basiswortschatz.
These terms are used in the context of educating German at school, usually at primary school.
Here is an example from Brandenburg and Berlin with the Grundwortschatz for grades 1 and 2 as well as 3 and 4.
This document lists the Mindestwortschatz for the primary school in ...
Considering that DSH stands for Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang it makes some sense that they'll only test persons showing an interest in studying at their university... The DaF exam and quite a few others are considered equivalents, by the way.
Keeping all that in mind, some universities allow non-students to sit the exam as well. This is ...
The relevant levels of language ability according to the Common European Framework of Reference are C2, C1, and B2, with C2 being the hardest, and B2 the easiest.
So "Goethe-Zertifikat C 2 (Goethe)" is the hardest.
"DSH-3" is the upper end of C1, and is next in line. "TELC Deutsch C1 Hochschule" is equivalent to this.
"DSD II" puts you at the breakpoint ...
As can be read here, DSH2 means a fluency level of "C1", which means being able to read long complex texts, recognizing implicitly given meanings, speak fluently, etc. (There is only one better level, C2, roughly approaching a native speaker.) If you mistook 2 for being a grade, you have probably still some effort to invest, to reach DSH2.
I doubt that even ...
Note: This might not address the question as stated in the title, but it may help with the underlying problem, which I understand to be “What is an adequate level of German to teach at a German university?”
I have worked in Academia for two years, with the working language being German, and am currently involved in recruiting software developers for a ...
I think there are no formal requirements as a Goethe Certificate.
The following is a typical example. Quote:
Gute Sprachkenntnisse in Deutsch und Englisch werden vorausgesetzt.
Perhaps you should contact a Goethe-Institut, I am sure they have adequate information. You may also have a look at this website where you can find hints concerning German ...
While I understand, that this is not what you ask for, others coming across the question may be interested:
I never heard something of something corresponding to your 12 levels. The closest I'm aware of are the word lists of the language proficiency levels, one example is B1-Liste des Goethe-Instituts.
For books intended for children there are publisher ...
It depends on the instituition you take the test at. Goethe-Institut Ungarn, for example says three weeks after the written exam until you know your grades and 30 days for getting the printed exam result, Carl Duisberg says one month but you can pay additional 150€ at the registration to get your printed exam result two weeks after the written exam.