Goethe-Test PRO Pflege

Ideal if you'd like to...

  • prepare for a training course in medical or non-clinical nursing in Germany
  • work as a trained nurse in Germany
  • demonstrate your knowledge of the German language as a health care professional

With the Goethe-Test PRO Pflege, adults who are already working in nursing professions or would like to work in the future demonstrate subject-specific language skills at an advanced level. 
The test corresponds to language level B2, the fourth level on the six-level competence scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Exam dates

*) course/ exam exempt from VAT pursuant to sec 4, no. 21(a)(bb) of the German Turnover Tax Act (UStG)

**) The cheaper price displayed applies if you have already participated in a German language course at the Goethe Institute in the past six months. The six months refer to the period between when the language course ended and the date of the German language exam. In this case, the price will change automatically during the booking procedure. If not, please contact the course office.

Passing the exam demonstrates that you can...

  • understand relevant types of texts containing professional language and subject-specific content.
  • write reports and news in the style and tone appropriate to a professional health care context.
  • talk about your own work area, conduct patient interviews, present a verbal case report and participate in a professional discussion, ask and answer questions.


Practice materials

You can find practice materials for the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections here to help you prepare for the Goethe-Test PRO Pflege.

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Further information

Further information on the Goethe-Test PRO Pflege are available here:

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