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Goethe-Institut Examinations

Goethe Institute

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

The School of Modern Languages, representing the Goethe- Institute, is an examination centre for qualifications awarded and recognised worldwide. The examinations are held at the Centre for Lifelong Learning (Senghennydd Road) on Friday and Saturday 12th/13th June 2015

All our German courses will prepare you for this qualification.

All  qualifications follow a new format in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Useful information:

Registration Form for Cardiff

You can register by downloading and returning the registration form for 2015

Units and Fees

Please note that there is a different fee for internal and external candidates. Internal candidates are students currently enrolled on a German course in the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Examinations Fees(Internal Candidates) Fees(External Candidates) Preparation Courses
A1 Start Deutsch 1 £65 £95 Beginner/Improvers Stages A-B
A2 Start Deutsch 2 £65 £95 Improvers/Intermediate Stage B-C
B1 Goethe-Zertifikat £100 £130 Advanced Stages D-E
B2 Goethe-Zertifikat  £130 £160 Advanced Stages F-G
C1 Goethe-Zertifikat £150 £180 Advanced Stages F-G


Practice papers

Find out past papers by visiting the website of the Goethe-Institut

Why a Goethe-Certificate?

Goethe-Institut examinations are well known throughout the world and the associated certificates are accepted as a qualification by employers and further education institutions in many countries. The Goethe-Institut’s German language examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from A1 for beginners to C2 for language skills at advanced level.

New: Reunification of spouses

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 and all higher Goethe certificates (A2 to C2) are recognized as proof of language ability in the new Immigration Act of July 2007 (and for reunification of spouses in the visa process).

Find out detailed examination descriptions and past papers by visiting the website of the Goethe-Institute


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