Courses abroad are not only run by institutions of the country in question but may also be carried out by German organisations.
Language courses are offered to suit every level of competence and range from general to work-oriented and specialist courses, to tailor-made small group and individual tuition. These language courses are intended as much for those who need to acquire a knowledge of German for career purposes (for study, training, work) as for those who want to learn the language purely out of interest. Besides the wide variety of courses for different target groups there are also internationally recognised examinations at all levels.
Further information about these may be obtained under Diplomas, Certificates and Examinations.
At the elementary level students learn how to express themselves in straightforward everyday situations and to extract relevant information from the spoken and written word. Participants are also taught how to write simple personal and official letters.
Qualification: Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD).
When you have completed intermediate level, you will be able to take part in lengthier conversations, understand more complex texts and to compose texts of your own.
Qualification: Goethe certificate C1.
After completed advanced level, you will be able to take part in lengthy discussions, and to understand and compose more complex texts.
Qualification: Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP).
The Goethe-Institutes abroad offer a wide range of specialist language courses at all levels as well as a variety of special courses covering different areas.
This examination is for students with advanced knowledge of German and tests whether students are able to understand the language used in university contexts.
TestDaF is a central standardised examination of German as a foreign language, modelled on the US "Tests of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL). Tests may be taken in applicants’ home countries as well as at test centres in Germany.