Official Examinations for German
The 'Goethe-Zertifikat C1' diploma, formerly known as 'Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung' (ZMP), certifies that you understand a wide range of longer, demanding texts, comprehending also the more subtle meaning. It shows that you are able to use German effectively and flexibly in a social and business context or in your studies. You can express yourself on complex topics in detail, using fluid, clear and well-structured sentences.The 'Goethe-Zertifikat C1' (ZMP) is widely known throughout the world. Employers generally consider it to prove solid language skills. Many technical colleges and some preparatory colleges and universities in Germany grant admission to non-native applicants on the basis of this certificate without the need for further language tests.
Start Deutsch 2
Start Deutsch 2 is a language test for assessing adults' knowledge of German. It is conducted jointly by the Goethe-Institut and Weiterbildungs-Testsysteme GmbH (WBT). The exam is written and evaluated world-wide under uniform standards. The Start Deutsch 2 examination documents the second level – A2 – of the six skill levels described in the Common European Framework for Languages. 'A' designates the ability to use language at a basic level.
The Zertifikat Deutsch (German Certificate, ZD) is proof of a sufficient command of everyday German to enable you to cope in all kinds of day-to-day situations. With this certificate, recognised worldwide, you can show that you can handle basic grammatical structures and are capable of following and participating in simple everyday conversations. You are also able to speak and write about basic topics and understand general texts.