Goethe-Zertifikat B1

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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.

Enrolment

By submission of a valid passport. Language course office You can also obtain information on examination preparation from the Language Department.

Examination dates

Fee: 440.000 L.L.

Date
(Written/
oral)
  * Registration
   Deadline
21/01/2019/
22/01/2019
fully booked 14/01/2019
04/02/2019/
05/02/2019
fully booked 28/01/2019
27/02/2019/
28/02/2019
fully booked 20/02/2019
12/03/2019/
13/03/2019
fully booked 05/03/2019
22/03/2019/
23/03/2019
fully booked 15/03/2019
08/04/2019/
09/04/2019
fully booked 01/04/2019
10/04/2019/
11/04/2019
fully booked 03/04/2019
08/05/2019/
09/05/2019
fully booked 01/05/2019
20/05/2019/
21/05/2019
fully booked 13/05/2019
31/05/2019/
01/06/2019
fully booked 24/05/2019
11/06/2019/
12/06/2019
fully booked 04/06/2019
19/06/2019/
20/06/2019
fully booked 12/06/2019
27/06/2019/
28/06/2019
fully booked 20/06/2019
01/07/2019/
02/07/2019
fully booked 24/06/2019
03/07/2019/
04/07/2019
fully booked 26/06/2019
10/07/2019/
11/07/2019
  03/07/2019
* Examination places are subject to availability.
 

Preparation

Practice materials

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

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 exam are available here: