Get going. The Goethe-Zertifikat A2

The Goethe-Zertifikat A2 calls for elementary language skills. The examination corresponds to level two (A2) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Changes during 2016

The Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch 2 will be replaced by the new Goethe-Zertifikat A2 Fit in Deutsch for young people. The new name is: Goethe-Zertifikat A2 Fit in Deutsch

The Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Start Deutsch will be replaced by the new Goethe-Zertifikat A2 for adults. The new name is: Goethe-Zertifikat A2

Please contact your local exam centre for the specific launch date of the Goethe-Zertifikat A2.


After passing the examination you will be able to do the following, for example:

  • extract relevant information from newspaper articles, emails, advertisements and public announcement boards,
  • understand the main content of everyday conversations, announcements and interviews on the radio, messages on the telephone and public announcements,
  • write messages related to your everyday environment,
  • pose and answer questions in conversations about yourself, converse about your own life and make agreements or negotiate with your conversation partner.
Further information and exercises for the
Goethe-Zertifikat A2

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    The exam A 2 is available at the Goethe-Institut Toronto, 100 University Ave.

    Exam Dates for A2 Application Deadline Fee
    February 1/ 2016, 10 am January 27 / 2016 110 CAD
    March 14/ 2016, 2 pm March 9/ 2016 110 CAD
    June 7/ 2016, 10 am June 1/ 2016 110 CAD
    October 6/ 2016, 10 am October 1/ 2016 110 CAD

    Registration: in writing, at the Goethe-Institut Toronto

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