It confirms that one has an independent grasp of the German language, and corresponds to the third level (B1) of the six-level competency scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Passing the test shows that the participant can...
- understand key points of information about work, school and leisure time when standard language is being used.
- handle most situations that one would encounter when traveling in German-speaking countries.
- express oneself simply and coherently on familiar topics and areas of personal interest.
- talk about experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals, and provide brief explanations and statements of purpose.
RecognitionGoethe-Institut certificates are well known worldwide and are honored as a proof of qualification by employers and higher education institutions in many countries.
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