The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.
We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programs encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.
German exams offered by the Goethe-Institut
At all levels you also have the option of taking one of our examinations, which are recognized around the world. Usually we offer the examination twice a year: January/February and June/July.
The German exams offered by the Goethe-Institut correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from level A1 for beginners to C2 for the most advanced language learners.
Goethe-Zertifikat A1Passing the exam demonstrates that candidates can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences that aim to satisfy specific needs. They can introduce themselves and others as well as ask other people about themselves, e.g. where they live, who they know and what they own, and respond to these types of questions. They can also communicate in a simple manner if the person they are speaking to talks slowly and clearlyand is willing to help.
Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1 Young people (<16)
Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 Adults
Goethe-Zertifikat A2Passing the exam demonstrates that candidates can understand sentences and common expressions on topics that affect them directly (e.g. information about themselves and their family or about shopping, work and their immediate surroundings). Candidates can make themselves understood in simple, routine situations demanding a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common matters. They can also describe in a simple way their background and education, immediate surroundings and other matters associated with their immediate needs.
Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch 2 Young people
Goethe-Zertifikat A2: Start Deutsch 2 Adults