Real progress: The Goethe-Zertifikat B2.

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The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 requires advanced language skills. The examination corresponds to level four (B2) 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:

  • follow the main content of specific and abstract topics and obtain relevant information from them (i.e. radio broadcasts),
  • understand a wide range of texts, both shorter simple texts (such as advertisements) and longer, more complex factual texts, commentaries and reports,
  • express yourself clearly and in a structured way in writing on the subject of complex matters and also correct mistakes in texts written by other people,
  • give clearly structured oral comments on general subjects and topics of particular interest to you,
  • take an active part in discussions on subjects you know about, taking up a position and presenting your own point of view.

Recognition

Certificates issued by the Goethe-Institut are recognized throughout the world.

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is recognized in many countries as an initial requirement for studying German.

Locations, prices, dates and enrolment

You can find the Goethe-Institut or examination partner closest to you here, along with information about locations, prices, dates and enrolment.
Testing locations

Under the section “Frequently asked questions” you will find general answers on the Goethe-Institut exams.

Development

The examination was developed by the Goethe-Institut.

    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