Goethe-Zertifikat B2

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Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • attend a preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for admission to university in Germany
  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of German for employment purposes
  • prepare to work in the medical sector
  • prove that you have successfully reached level B2
  • be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is a German exam for adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired advanced language skills and corresponds to the fourth level (B2) of the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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You can sit the exam in Germany, at one of the Goethe-Instituts located around the world or with one of our exam partners situated in your area. Select the country in which you would like to take the exam to find out about the options available to you there. Please contact the exam centre of your choice directly to enquire about available dates and prices.

Passing the exam demonstrates that you can ...

  • understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics, as well as technical discussions in your own area of specialization,
  • communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is readily possible without a great deal of effort on either side,
  • express your opinion on current issues in a clear and detailed manner, explain your position on a current issue and state the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Preparation

Practice materials

Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the Goethe-Zertifikat B2 exam are available here: