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Next Exam: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Registration now open 

The Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplomrequires extremely advanced language skills and documents the sixth and highest level – C2 – on the six-level competency scale described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

By passing this exam you demonstrate you can, for example,

  • understand everything in German that you read and hear effortlessly
  • summarize information presented to you from a variety of sources, written and spoken, and, in doing so, synthesize correlating arguments as well as explanations
  • organically express yourself in a fluent and precise manner and articulate the finer nuances of complex arguments.

C2 GDS Prüfung:

  • Hören: 35 minutes
  • Lesen: 80 minutes
  • Sprechen: 15 minutes
  • Schreiben: 80 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Further information and exercises for the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)

Material that can be downloaded

Examination fees

Current Goethe Atlanta students: $250 
External candidates: $270

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.