ZDj stands for Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche. It is set at the B1 level on the European scale of language learning and is aimed at young people between 12 and 15 years of age who are learning German as a foreign language.
Participants should be able to talk about things that interest them, eg. a television programme, and also be able to go into a shop and buy something without any great difficulty.
The certificate may be useful for teenagers moving permanently to Germany with their parents to be able to gain entry to a German school.
To hear a simple explanation and a short discussion in German, listen to the podcast:
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