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Miles ahead. The Goethe-Zertifikat C1

Next Exam: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Registration now open

The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 calls for very advanced language skills. It corresponds to level five (C1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

After passing the examination, you will be able to do the following, for example:

  • easily understand relatively long radio talks and radio programmes,
  • understand a wide range of written texts, including longer, more complex factual texts, commentaries and reports,
  • express yourself clearly and logically in essays on complex issues, choosing the right kind of expression to appeal to the reader,
  • verbally express yourself spontaneously and fluently, state your own opinions, formulate your thoughts and views precisely and make detailed contributions of your own.

C1 Prüfung:

  • Hören: 40 minutes
  • Lesen: 70 minutes
  • Schreiben: 80 minutes
  • Sprechen: 10 or 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 20/25 minutes

Further information and exercises for the Goethe-Zertifikat C1

Materials that can be downloaded

Examination Fees

Current Goethe Atlanta students: $200
External candidates: $220

Need to retake one module? $100/$120

Registration

COVID-19 Update: We require all exam participants to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 to be admitted to an exam at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. Please contact us to request an exemption.

A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine). Proof of vaccination (vaccination card) is required.

If you have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have experienced any flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever, headache, dry cough, respiratory problems, diarrhea) in the 14 days prior to the date of the exam, please stay home.

We require masks while inside the Goethe-Zentrum.