Miles ahead. The Goethe-Zertifikat C1

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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.

Recognition

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

At many German universities and further-education institutions, foreign applicants with a Goethe-Zertifikat C1 are exempted from the language entrance test.

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 The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 was developed by the Goethe-Institut.

    Accessible exam training materials

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