The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 is a German examination for adults. It confirms a highly advanced language level and corresponds to the fifth level (C1) on the six-level competence scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 is for adults who wish to confirm their business-fluent German language skills with an official and internationally recognised certificate and who wish to work and live in Switzerland.
People with a Goethe-Zertifikat C1 can:
|Reading||You read non-fiction texts, commentaries, reviews and/or reports. In the corresponding tasks, you show that you can deal with larger amounts of text by reproducing them in excerpts, among other things.||70 Minutes|
|Writing||You express yourself in more detail on a topic in a well-structured text. You receive information in the form of a graphic.||80 Minutes|
|Listening||You listen to conversations, telephone calls, interviews or radio reports, take notes on them and classify statements.||40 Minutes|
|Speaking||In the first part of the exam, you give your opinion on a short text. Then you talk to your interlocutor in order to make a decision or find a solution together.||10-15 Minutes|
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:
|100 - 90||very good|
|89.5 - 80||good|
|79.5 - 70||satisfactory|
|69.50 - 60||sufficient|
|59.5 - 0||failed|
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