Last week you had the possibility to read an article about the famous Goethe Zertifikat in German (you could read it here again). This language certificate is for German in daily life, but there are also persons who need German for business. For having an official language certificate these could be the right ones for you:
German language certificates for business
Goethe-Test Pro: Deutsch für den Beruf
The test “Deutsch für den Beruf” (German for business) is organised by the “Goethe-Institut” and is made for your personal career as well as for companies.
Within 60 to 90 minutes you have the possibility to test your personal language skills. All participants begin the test at the same language level and after answering a few questions, the programm chooses the next questions which are based on your previous answer.
In addition the test in based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and is a flexible online test. So you can pass the exam at one of the test centres worldwide, but also on your company’s premises.
Here you get more information: Goethe-Test Pro: Deutsch für den Beruf
Deutsch als Fremdsprache in der Wirtschaft (WiDaF)
The language exam “Deutsch als Fremdsprache in der Wirtschaft” (German as a foreign language in industry and commerce) consists of 150 multiple-choice-questions. They include topics like different situations at work and situations with an industrial and commercial aspect.
The test is made for students and working persons, for persons who need language skills in German for their next job and for persons who want to know how good their language skills in German for business are.
In addition, the test is based on the CEFR and exists on the levels A2 to C2. After passing the exam you will get the official language certificate by post within two weeks.
Here you get more information: Deutsch als Fremdsprache in der Wirtschaft (WiDaF)
If you want to pass another exam to get a language certificate for German, you could also check these two: “Diplom Wirtschaftsssprache Deutsch” (DWD) and “Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International” (PWD).
But there are always language certificates without a professional aspect, like
- TestDaF – German as a foreign language
- DSH – a German language test to get the qualification to go to university
- Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz I und II – German language diploma I and II
You could also attend a special preparatory class in one of our language schools to be well-prepared:
- Language schools in Germany
- Language schools in Austria
- Language schools in Switzerland
- Language schools for German
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