Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS
The Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS) is a German exam for adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired extremely advanced language skills and corresponds to the sixth level (C2) 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 ...
- effortlessly understand virtually everything that you read or hear in German,
- summarize information from various written and spoken sources, logically recounting reasons and explanations,
- express yourself spontaneously with a high level of fluency and precision and make finer nuances of meaning clear when discussing more complex topics.
On 1st January 2012, the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom exam replaced the three previously existing exams, namely the Goethe-Zertifikat: Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP), the Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) and the Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS).
Written / Oral Exam
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9 am–1:15 pm / from 2 pm
Full Exam (4 modules):
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 310 Euro
External Examinees: 330 Euro
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 100 Euro
External Examinees: 120 Euro
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 180 Euro
External Examinees: 200 Euro
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 250 Euro
External Examinees: 270 Euro