Goethe-Institut works under the auspices of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Western Germany as a non-profit association with the Headquarters in Munich (Germany) Goethe Institut is named after the prominent German poet Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), it plays a role of a German cultural institution abroad. The aim of the institution formed in 1951 is to popularize German Language, support the international cultural cooperation and also present a modern image of Germany. Nowadays Goethe-Institut consists of 136 institutions and 11 contact offices in 92 countries.
One of the main targets of the activities covered by the Goethe-Institut is teaching in the area of German Language. German courses are offered regularly in each of the institutions worldwide. After finishing those courses candidates can join an international examination. Language course programmes are adjusted to the international language sophistication described in the European System of Language Fluency. (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).
What are the advantages of Goethe-Institut Exams?
- they are required and respected by employers both in Poland and Germany as well as by the educational institutions in Germany and other countries with German as their native language.
- they prove the quality of Goethe-Institut, whose certificates are respectable worldwide. Goethe-Institut has a lot of experience in working on and running the exams, doing them worldwide and educating examiners, which provides the highest quality.
- they allow for unequivocal denotation of language skills on different levels according to the European System of Language Fluency from A1 to C2 in the area of listening, reading and speaking.
- they authenticate the knowledge of the language regardless of the national syllabus, grades and school systems as an evidence of the language qualification.
Goethe Zertifikat B1 is considered to be the proof of command of German language when it comes to applying for German citizenship, whereas, Goethe Zertifikat C2: GDS allows for applying for a place at German universities and universities in other German-speaking countries.