Goethe | Zertifikat A2: Adults

Goethe | Zertifikat A2: Adults

The Goethe-Zertifikat A2 requires elementary language skills and corresponds to the second level (A2) on the six-level competence scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Exam Information

Who takes Goethe-Zertifikat A2?

The Goethe-Zertifikat A2 is a German exam for adults learning German as a foreign language. People with this Goethe-Zertifikat want to live and work in Switzerland and need a language diploma for their visa. They also want to prove their learning success at level A2 with an official and internationally recognised certificate.

People with the Goethe-Zertifikat A2 can:

  • understand and use sentences and frequently used expressions in everyday situations.
  • communicate in simple, routine situations involving the exchange of information on familiar and common topics.
  • describe in simple terms their own background and education, their immediate environment and things connected with their needs.

Goethe-zertifikat B2 Adults - Zeigen, was man wirklich kann

Format of the exam

Exam section Content Duration
Lesen You read texts such as short newspaper articles, emails, advertisements and public notice boards and do tasks on them. 30 Minutes
Schreiben You write messages that relate to your immediate living environment. 30 Minutes
Hören You listen to everyday conversations, announcements and interviews from the radio, news on the phone and public announcements and work on tasks related to these. ca. 30 Minutes
Sprechen You ask questions and answer questions about yourself, you share something about your own life and you agree or plan something together with your interview partner. 15 Minutes

Check out the glossary that will be used in this Goethe A2 exam.

Rating by the Goethe-Institut

All candidates who have passed all parts of the German exam will receive a certificate. On the back of the certificate there is an explanation of the results.

The score achieved can be interpreted as follows:

Points Rating
100 - 90 very good
89 - 80 good
79 - 70 satisfactory
69 - 60 sufficient
59 - 0 failed

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