German – Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany's cultural institution. Our purpose is to promote the study of German as a foreign language and to encourage international cultural exchange. Our examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from A1 for beginners to C2 for language skills at the highest level. Approximately 435,000 persons per year take part in these examinations in more than 500 centres around the world. They are accepted as proof of German language skills by employers and further education institutions in many countries throughout the world. They are used for assessing German language competence in the context of migration and integration, family reunion and citizenship application. For more information, visit: