Department of Modern Languages

Goethe Institute Testing

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About Goethe Institute Testing

Wright State University is a certified testing center for Goethe Institute examinations-standardized tests, which are recognized all over the world. We typically administer these examinations twice a year. You need not be a Wright State University student to register.

Examiners: Dr. Elfe Dona and Dr. Renate Sturdevant 

Examinations and Fees

Please contact Dr. Renate Sturdevant for payment information.

The following examinations may be taken at Wright State. Numbers refer to recommended contact hours, defined as 45-minute teaching units.

  • Goethe-Zertifikat B1 - 350-600 ($150; Einzelmodul $70)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 - 600-800 ($170)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 - 800-1,000 ($200)

Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2019

Scheduled Testing Dates for Goethe-Zertifikat B1, B2, C1
November 22 and 23, 8 a.m.–noon
Millett Hall 499

Your registration form (PDF) and payment must be received by November 1 for Fall testing.

Please note that we are unable to refund your fee after the registration deadline. Make your check out to Wright State University and send the form and check to the contact address below. You will receive an electronic confirmation shortly after receipt of your letter.


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Rubrics

Standard Proficiency Levels: Global Communicative Competence levels and their corresponding Wright State courses

Defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, issued by the Council of Europe


German 2000 level

Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


German 3000 level

Goethe Zertifikat B2, TestDaF (in Berlin) 

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.


German 4000 level

Goethe Zertifikat C1, TestDaF (in Berlin)

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices. 

Primary Contact

Renate Kaiser Sturdevant, Ph.D.

Modern Languages
Millett Hall 227, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001


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