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Beginning 01.01.2012 the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom will replace three exams currently in use: the Goethe-Zertifikat: Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP), the Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) and the Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS).

The Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom requires extremely advanced language skills and documents the sixth and highest level – C2 – on the six-level competency scale described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

By passing this exam you demonstrate you can, for example,

  • understand everything in German that you read and hear effortlessly
  • summarize information presented to you from a variety of sources, written and spoken, and, in doing so, synthesize correlating arguments as well as explanations
  • organically express yourself in a fluent and precise manner and articulate the finer nuances of complex arguments.
Further information and exercises for the
Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)

    Material that can be downloaded

    Examination dates "Goethe-Zertifikat C2" 2014
    in Hanoi
    16.+ 17. + 18.10.2014
    18.+ 19.12.2014

    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