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Your next step forward: Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Our next exam in Atlanta is in fall 2022, exact date TBD.

The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German test for young people and adults. It confirms that one has an independent grasp of the German language, and corresponds to the third level (B1) of the six-level competency scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Passing the test shows that the participant can...

  • understand key points of information about work, school and leisure time when standard language is being used.
  • handle most situations that one would encounter when traveling in German-speaking countries.
  • express oneself simply and coherently on familiar topics and areas of personal interest.
  • talk about experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals, and provide brief explanations and statements of purpose.

B1 Prüfung:

  • Hören: 40 minutes
  • Lesen: 65 minutes
  • Sprechen: 15 minutes
  • Schreiben: 60 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Further information and exercises for the Das Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Additional Exam Materials

Examination Fees

Current Goethe Atlanta students: $160
External candidates:$200

Need to retake a module? $80 / $100



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.