Fachspezifischer Sprachtest für medizinisches Personal

Goethe-Test PRO Pflege

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

Do you want straight facts about the language competence of your employees? Then contact us directly! We will provide you with a non-binding offer.

The Goethe-Test PRO Pflege demonstrates subject-specific language skills at an advanced level (B2).
In the first part of the test, however, a result between A1 and C2 is possible. This means that an overall higher language level can also be certified if applicable.

Get in touch with us. We will be happy to make you an individual offer for your company.

Before starting work, nursing staff must prove that they have German language skills at level B2. The Goethe-Test PRO Pflege is ideally suited for this purpose, as it tests in particular subject-specific language skills.

Institutions such as clinics, hospitals or nursing homes can individually request group appointments for their staff to take the test.

Yes, the Goethe-Test PRO Pflege is listed as an official B2 language certificate by the following official bodies:

- Federal Foreign Office: Visa Handbook
- Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
- Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy: Guidelines for Care Institutions
- Federal Government portal for skilled workers abroad: Make it in Germany