Goethe-Zertifikat B2

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Ideal if you’d like to ...

  • prepare to study at a university or institution of higher education in Germany
  • provide evidence of your advanced German skills for a job application
  • prepare to work in the medical field in Germany
  • provide evidence that you have successfully passed Level B2
  • hold an official, internationally recognised certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired advanced language skills and corresponds to the fourth level (B2) of 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 contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics, as well as technical discussions in your own area of specialization,
  • communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is readily possible without a great deal of effort on either side,
  • express your opinion on current issues in a clear and detailed manner, explain your position on a current issue and state the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Please note: the Goethe-Zertifikat B2 + B2 (Jugendliche)

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 consists of 4 modules (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). To book individual modules please contact our Language Office. exams-london@goethe.de

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*) 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.

Further Information

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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Practice materials

Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.

Further information

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Goethe-Zertifikat B2 digital

The Goethe-Institut London offers the Goethe-Zertifikat B2 in the digital format as well.