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Goethe Approved at MIC !

The Department of German Studies, Mary Immaculate College, is now the official test centre in the west of Ireland for the Goethe Institute Dublin.
If you have beginners or intermediate German and would like to get a world-wide recognised Goethe Institute certificate to prove it, you can take written and oral exams at Mary Immaculate College. Written and oral exams will be held in Mary Immaculate College in the following Common European Framework Reference Language (CEFR) assessment levels:  Basis Users (A1 and A2) and Independent User (B1/Zertifikat).

Please find the Registration Form for Goethe-Institut Examinations here.

Click on the following link to access the Homepage of the Goethe-Institut Dublin for further information, including the CD/DVD Goethe-Institut Examination Flash.

For further information, please contact Dr. Christiane Schönfeld, Head of the German Studies Department, at christiane.schonfeld@mic.ul.ie.

Why take the test?

The Goethe-Institut's German examinations are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels of proficiency. They start with the A1 examination for beginners and culminate in the C2+ for German language skills virtually equivalent to those of a native speaker. What's more, all Goethe-Institute examinations are available to anyone who might be interested but has not completed one of the Goethe-Institut language courses, provided they have achieved the corresponding level of language proficiency.

The Goethe-Institute's certificates are highly respected everywhere. For example, the Zertifikat Deutsch is recognized as meeting the language requirement when applying for German citizenship, and at German universities and their preparatory courses for foreigners seeking admission, the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung, the Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom und Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom are required for application. Goethe-Institut Certificates B2 and C1 are accepted as a substitute for the normal admission qualifications for German. Lower level Certificates can substitute for parts of these. Proof of a Goethe Certificate also provides useful credit points in the corresponding subject at many universities in the EU.



Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26

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