Advice and Information

Dates and enrollment Photo: Goethe-Institut/Bettina Siegwart

Exam Dates

Do you need certification or a diploma for work, study, or a visa? Would you like to know the level of your knowledge of German?
There are numerous internationally recognized proficiency exams available through our institute.

Terms and conditions

Fees need to be paid on/before enrollment deadline. In case of cancellation, you will be charged a 20 % administration fee. The remaining fee will be reimbursed.
For special testing days we will charge an additional administrative fee.
The examination results will be available at the earliest 10 days after the day of examination.

EnrolLment

If you think that you meet the language requirements, then you can enroll for an exam at any time. We recommend that you participate in one of our courses, however. During these courses, you will be taught language and examination-specific skills that will make it as easy as possible for you to pass the exam.

Our Examinations

The overview of Goethe-Institut examination and course levels can tell you which exam is designed for which level. Young Learners exams (Fit A1, Fit A2, B1J) take place on regular exam dates. Please contact the Language Office directly to register minors.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Language Office. germancourses-sanfrancisco@goethe.de
 

special exams

Please use this enrollment form for special exams only.

Terms and conditions

Fees need to be paid on/before enrollment deadline. In case of cancellation, you will be charged a 20 % administration fee. The remaining fee will be reimbursed.
For special testing days we will charge an additional administrative fee.
The examination results will be available at the earliest 10 days after the day of examination.

Further Offerings

Test your German

Test how „gut“ your German is: Are you just starting out, pretty good or really great? This test gives you a first orientation. 

Overview of levels A1–C2

Our German courses are based on the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.