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Goethe Certificates

What are Goethe certificates?

The internationally recognised German language examinations of the Goethe-Institut are designed to certify knowledge of German as a foreign or second language.

The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 , is an examination for young people and adults. It certifies an independent command of the German language corresponding to the third level (B1) of the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is an examination for adults and, from 2019, also for young people. It certifies an advanced language level corresponding to the fourth level (B2) of the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

This certificate is highly recommended for those who wish to work, study or live in a German-speaking country.

The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 is an examination for adults. It certifies an advanced language level corresponding to the fifth level (C1) of the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The Goethe-Zertifikat C: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom is an examination for adults. It attests to a very advanced level of language corresponding to the highest level (C2) of the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

For more information on these certificates, registration and the dates of the next exams, please visit the official website of the Goethe-Institut.

École Suisse d'Allemand offers preparation courses for the Goethe certificates.

You can choose between 2 types of preparation courses adapted to your needs:

Upcoming start dates for Goethe preparation courses

GENEVA:

Goethe B2

  • on request
  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

Goethe B1, C1 & C2 - Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

LAUSANNE:

Goethe B2

  • on request
  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

Goethe B1, C1 & C2 - Préparation privée (peut commencer à tout moment de l’année)

FRIBOURG:

Goethe B2

  • on request
  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

Goethe C1

  • on request
  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

Goethe B1 & C2 - Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

MONTREUX:

Goethe B2 

  • on request
  • Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

Goethe B1, C1 & C2 - Private preparation (can start at any time of the year)

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