Exam preparation courses

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  • Level A2–C1
  • useful exam simulation
  • optimum preparation

These courses specifically prepare you for the Goethe-Institut’s internationally recognized certificates. Exercises will familiarize you with the various sections of the written and oral exams, and you will be taught specific exam techniques. 

Our course programmes A1-C2 are for students aged 16+

Exam preparation A1-C2

These courses provide learners at levels A1-C2 with an additional exam preparation opportunity for our Goethe A1 – C2 certificates.

Courses for exam preparation

exam preparation course - Start Deutsch A1

Do you want to take the A1 course and sit the Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 exam in the Goethe-Institut immediately afterwards? For students aged 16+.

Online exam preparation course B1

This course provides efficient preparation for the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 in a modular structure, and is aimed at adult German teachers with German language skills at level B1.
Placement test

Test your german
If you already speak German, we offer you a free online placement test. We use this to gauge your prior knowledge, agree a learning goal with you and select a suitable course. If you have no prior knowledge, you automatically start at level A1.

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Our course programmes C1 for TestDaf are for students aged 16+

Exam preparation C1.2 + TestDaF

Do you want to take a C1 course and sit the TestDaF exam immediately afterwards?

Exam preparation C1.1/C1.2 + TestDaF

Do you want to take a C1 course and sit the TestDaF exam immediately afterwards?

Goethe-Zertifikat B1 and B2 digital
The digital exams are carried out in the exam centre on laptops with a German keyboard provided by the institute. On the laptops, exam participants complete the modules reading, writing and listening (with headphones). The speaking module will continue to be examined by the experienced examiners of the Goethe-Institut. It is not possible to take the exam from home.

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