Miles ahead. The Goethe-Zertifikat C1

The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 calls for very advanced language skills. It corresponds to level five (C1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


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

  • easily understand relatively long radio talks and radio programmes,
  • understand a wide range of written texts, including longer, more complex factual texts, commentaries and reports,
  • express yourself clearly and logically in essays on complex issues, choosing the right kind of expression to appeal to the reader,
  • verbally express yourself spontaneously and fluently, state your own opinions, formulate your thoughts and views precisely and make detailed contributions of your own.
Further information and exercises for the
Goethe-Zertifikat C1

    Material that can be downloaded

    Examination dates "Goethe-Zertifikat C1" 2014
    in Hanoi
    13.+ 14.02.2014
    16.+ 17. + 18.10.2014
    18.+ 19.12.2014


    Examination dates "Goethe-Zertifikat C1" 2014
    in HCMC
    Dates on request

    Examinations offered by the Goethe-Institut

    Detailed examination descriptions

    Accessible exam training materials

    Online practice exam for those interested in a German exam for beginners to advanced (A1 – C2) – fully accessible and therefore especially suited for people with disabilities