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Goethe-Test PRO Pflege: German for Nursing Care

Die Deutschprüfung für Pflegepersonal

International nursing staff must demonstrate language skills at the advanced B2 level in order to work in Germany. The Goethe-Test PRO Pfege tests not only general language use, but also specialised knowledge.
This means that you, as a clinic, hospital, care facility or recruitment agency, can release your staff into their daily work well equipped. Among others, the German Foreign Office recommends the Goethe-Test PRO Pflege as a language certificate for nursing staff.

  • Subject-specific exam
  • Part-digitally conducted
  • Recognised by the BAMF
  • Recommended by the German Foreign Office

Our examination at a glance

  • Four examination sections (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing, speaking).
  • The examination tasks have a technical and professional language orientation.
  • Partial digital
  • Procedure: Only possible as a closed group, date and time by arrangement.


Innovative and partial digital

In the digital examination section, the Goethe-Test PRO Pflege determines the individual language level in the skills reading and listening in 60 to 90 minutes. In the speaking and writing sections of the test, typical professional situations from the real everyday life of nursing and geriatric care are dealt with.

The digital part of the exam ...

  • tests German on the basis of work-related situations in a care context.
  • tests the reading and listening skills of the participants.
  • adapts to the individual level of the participants thanks to a modern algorithm.
➜ In this part, a language level from A1 to C2 can be certified.

The on-site part of the exam ...

  • examines report and message writing skills (75 min).

  • tests speaking in the form of a patient interview, a professional discussion and a simulated patient handover (15 min + preparation time).

➜ Here the level B2 is assessed.


The examination demonstrates the following skills:

Gespräche führen

Conduct conversations

Conducting patient interviews, presenting case reports and answering related questions.


Comprehending contents

Comprehending relevant types of texts with professional language and subject-specific content.

Texte schreiben

Writing texts

Writing reports and messages appropriate to the medical context.

How to reach us

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