If you learn a foreign language, you will get in touch with different language certificates. You could find certificates for language skills in general, but also in a business version. In this article we will deal with the famous “Goethe Zertifikat” for German, but you could also check these articles for more informations about language certificates:
- A language certificate in Polish
- Language certificates in Portuguese
- CELI – the Italian language certificate
- Another Italian certificate: PLIDA
- All about the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
- Cambridge Certificates of English
- Cambridge English: Business Certificates
Or this summary with language certificates in different languages.
Every Goethe Zertifikat is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The Goethe Zertifikat for teenagers
Goethe Zertifikat A1: Fit in Deutsch 1
This language certificate is for children and teenagers between 10 and 16 years and certifies basic language skills in German, e.g. the ability to ask and answer questions, to write about yourself and others and to understand short conversations and texts (topic is already known).
Goethe Zertifikat A2: Fit in Deutsch 2
The second language certifiacte is based on the level A2 of the CEFR and is meant for teenagers between 12 and 16 years. With passing this exam you are able to use and to understand language expressions in your daily life, to make conversation about well-known topics and to talk about yourself and your needs.
The Goethe Zertifikat for adults
Goethe Zertifkat A1: Start Deutsch A1
This certificate is a great start if you want to apply for an au-pair-job or if you need an official certificate about your language skills in German. It certifies basic language skills, e.g. the ability to make conversation in a slow and easy way, to use and to understand words and sentences which are used in daily life and to present yourself.
Goethe Zertifikat A2
The Goethe Zertifikat A2 certifies German language skills on the level A2 (CEFR). With passing the exam you are able to talk about yourself and your needs, to have conversations in daily situations and to understand language expressions which are used in daily life.
Goethe Zertifikat B1
If you want to live or to work in Germany, this language certificate could help you to reach your goals. With a B1-level you are able to talk about events, experiences, goals and dreams and to define your position in conversations.
Goethe Zertifikat B2
The Goethe Zertifikat B2 certifies German language skills on a B2-level which is recommended if you want to live or to study in a courntry where German is spoken. With this level you are able to define your position in discussions, to talk to other fluently and to understand the mainpoints in complicated texts.
Goethe Zertifikat C1
If you want to study in an institution or to work in a company where German is the main language, you should have a C1-level. With passing the exam you are capable of understanding complicated texts with different topics, of using the language without difficulties and of advancing an opinion.
Goethe Zertifikat C2
The language certificate on the level C2 is the highest one and with it, you are able to understand nearly everything without difficulties. In addition, you are able to talk fluently and to comment on different topics.
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