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.
Please note: the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 + B1 (Jugendliche)
The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 consists of 4 modules (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). To book individual modules please contact our Language Office.
*) 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.
Please be aware that the mailing of certificates may take up to 30 days in very busy periods. Please contact the Language Office if require more information.
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Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.