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Real progress: The Goethe-Zertifikat B2.

Our next exam in Atlanta is on October 14th/15th
The exact day and time for your exam level will be communicated after registration closes the evening of September 18th.

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 requires advanced language skills. The examination corresponds to level four (B2) 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:

  • follow the main content of specific and abstract topics and obtain relevant information from them (i.e. radio broadcasts),
  • understand a wide range of texts, both shorter simple texts (such as advertisements) and longer, more complex factual texts, commentaries and reports,
  • express yourself clearly and in a structured way in writing on the subject of complex matters and also correct mistakes in texts written by other people,
  • give clearly structured oral comments on general subjects and topics of particular interest to you,
  • take an active part in discussions on subjects you know about, taking up a position and presenting your own point of view.

B2 Prüfung:

  • Hören: 40 minutes
  • Lesen: 65 minutes
  • Schreiben: 75 minutes
  • Sprechen: 15 minutes

Total Time excluding breaks between modules: 3 hours 15 minutes

Further information and exercises for the Goethe-Zertifikat B2

Materials that can be downloaded

Examination Fees

Current Goethe Atlanta students: $270
External candidates: $300

Need to retake individual modules?
One module - $130/$160
Two modules - $190/$210
Three modules - $230/$250

Registration

COVID-19 Update: We require all exam participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or to present a negative PCR test result from a medical facility taken within 72 hours of my exam start time to be admitted to an exam at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. 

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) within 10 days prior to the date of the exam, please stay home.

As of July 2022, we recommend wearing a mask while in the Goethe-Zentrum for events, classes, and exams. If the COVID risk assessment changes by the exam date, you may be required to wear a mask during the exam. Refusal to do so can lead to exclusion from the exam. 

Once you register for an exam on our website, you may cancel your registration up to the date that registration closes, approximately 4 weeks before the exam date, and receive a full refund of your registration fee. After this deadline, your registration is non-refundable. If you are sick on exam day, have had COVID symptoms within 10 days of the exam, have a positive COVID test, or have been exposed to COVID, you can take the exam at no additional cost on the next date the exam is offered at Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta.