Your step ahead. Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (ZDfB).

Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf corresponds to level four (B2) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and calls for an independent command of the language.


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

  • make yourself understood appropriately in writing and verbally and react appropriately in everyday work situations
  • understand simple texts and draft routine correspondence relating to everyday corporate life.
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