Goethe-Zertifikat B1

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Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • attend a preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for admission to university in Germany
  • live and work in Germany
  • prove that you have successfully reached level B1
  • be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates are independent users of the German language and corresponds to the third level (B1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Passing the exam demonstrates that you can ...

  • understand the main points of information in conversations and texts on familiar matters relating to work, school and leisure time, etc. when clear, standard language is used,
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in German-speaking countries,
  • express yourself simply and coherently when talking about familiar topics and areas of personal interest,
  • report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and ambitions as well as make short statements and explanations.

Examination dates

 

Date and place Enrolment
20/11/2019 (adults and young people)
Muscat
until 13/11/2019
21/11/2019 (adults and young people)
Dubai
until 14/11/2019
11/12/2019 (adults and young people)
Muscat
until 04/12/2019
08/01/2020 (adults and young people)
Muscat
until 01/01/2020
26-28/01/2020 (adults and young people)
Kuwait
until 19/01/2020
30/01/2020 (adults and young people)
Muscat
until 23/01/2020
30/01/2020 (adults and young people)
Dubai
until 23/01/2020
12/02/2020 (adults and young people)
Muscat
until 05/02/2020
13/02/2020 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 06/02/2020
16/04/2020 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 09/04/2020
19-21/04/2020 (adults and young people)
Kuwait
until 12/04/2020
21/05/2020 (adults and young people) - Ramadan Special
Abu Dhabi
until 14/05/2020
09/07/2020 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 02/07/2020
23-25/08/2020 (adults and young people)
Kuwait
until 16/08/2020
10/09/2020 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 03/09/2020
15-17/11/2020 (adults and young people)
Kuwait
until 08/11/2020
19/11/2020 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 12.11.2020


Examination fee
ُUnited Arab Emirates*: Internal AED 800 / External AED 1000
* For each separate module: Internal AED 250 / External AED 350
Oman: Internal OMR 70 / External OMR 85

Advice and Enrolment

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 B1 exam are available here: