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German Qualifications

Goethe-Zertifikat B1, B2 & C1

Goethe-Zertifikat is an official qualification recognised as proof of the respective knowledge level in German as a Second language. It confirms that one has an independent grasp of the German language.

The Goethe-Zertifikat consists of four modules, each of which tests one of the following skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening. The exam is conducted and assessed the same worldwide. The Goethe-Zertifikat qualifications are recognised and valid in many countries worldwide. For more details, go to the Goethe-Institut website

GOETHE ZERTIFIKAT B1: is for learners who wish to live/work in a German speaking country or for those who already work in a German speaking environment and for those who wish to develop their German language skills. At this level (B1), the learner becomes independent. He/she understands key points of information about work, school and leisure time, is able to handle most situations that one can encounter when traveling in German-speaking countries, can express oneself simply and coherently on familiar topics and areas of personal interest and is able to talk about experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals and provide brief explanations and statements of purpose. The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is an ideal alternative / addition to AS/A2.

GOETHE ZERTIFIKAT B2: At this level, the learner has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. The learner has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. People who have passed the Zertifikat B2 are exempt from taking language tests for entrance into German universities.

GOETHE ZERTIFIKAT C1: Language users at this level are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures.

Next exam dates

Goethe B1: Friday 8th June 2018 – All day Cost: £140*

Goethe B2: Friday 8 June 2018 – All day Cost: £170*

Goethe C1: Friday 15 June 2018 – All day Cost: £190*

*External candidates fees

Registration deadline: Friday 20th April 2018

Optional exam preparation course:

In this course you will...

  • get to know the structure of all four modules of this exam: reading, listening, writing and speaking
  • be provided with tips and how to best approach the different types of tasks
  • solve and analyse particularly difficult example tasks
  • simulate the oral part of the examination in groups and get feedback on how to improve your performance

Goethe B1: Saturday 28 April 2018 - 10:00-16:30 Cost: £48

Goethe B2: Saturday 12 May 2018 - 10:00-16:30 Cost: £48

Goethe C1: Saturday 19 May 2018 - 10:00-16:30 Cost: £48

For a Goethe exam registration form and for the Goethe exam preparation day, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information on studying the Goethe Zertifikat with Brasshouse Languages, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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