Which Certificate for which Purpose?

You will get a GLS German language certificate after having finished your course, documenting your level of German on the European Framework scale A1 - C2. The GLS certificate is free of charge, unlike TestDaF or Goethe certificates. Many employers and institutions in Berlin accept a GLS B2 certificate as proof of sufficient German, but it has no worldwide recognition. If you want that, we recommend a Goethe certificate or TestDaF.

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Goethe certificate B1

for university studies in music or art - sample

Goethe certificate B2

accepted by most employers - sample - prep courses & exam dates

Goethe certificate C1

accepted by basicly all employers - sample - prep courses & exam dates


for university studies; level like Goethe C1, but content focussing on university related topics -  sample - prep courses & exams

Goethe certificate C2

for teachers of German - more - prep courses & exams