The Goethe Institute
The Goethe-Institut is a German public institution of great relevance and whose mission is to promote, disseminate and promote knowledge of the German language and its culture. In addition, this public entity seeks to promote foreign relations between Germany and the countries where it is located. Its head office is in Munich. It has been established since the beginning of 2013 by thirteen institutes in Germany and 145 abroad.
This institute is the equivalent of the Instituto Cervantes Español, the Italian Dante Alighieri Society, the French Alliance française, British Council or the Portuguese institute Camoes. All of them work to disseminate their respective cultures throughout the world, thus favouring the knowledge of some of the main European languages, made by which they have been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for communication and Humanities in the year 2005.
In the island of Tenerife and in Gran Canaria, our archipelago has two examination centres of the Goethe Institute and the International School Costa Adeje exercises official exams for its students every year under the supervision of the examining centre of Tenerife Which is headquartered in Tabaiba Alta. More information about the official exams can be found on the website institutoalemantenerife.es.
The advantages of a certificate from the Goethe Institute are that linguistic competence in German is still more valuable worldwide if it is accompanied by a language certificate. And it is that only after an examination one can realize clearly the level of their knowledge. In addition, only a recognized document can demonstrate such knowledge in the face of third parties, for example, when applying for a job or a scholarship at the university to participate for example in an Erasmus project.
The Goethe certificates
- They allow to objectively determine the linguistic competence and the didactic standards. In other words, students know at what level they speak, understand, read and write, as well as being aware of the progress they make.
- They constitute a test of foreign language knowledge independent of the curriculum and of the school notes.
- They cover all the levels and skills of the common European Reference framework for languages.
- They are synonymous with quality: we have an experience of many years in the development of tests tested at world level, in the realization and in the quality assurance, as well as complementary training for our examiners.
The Goethe-Institut’s certificates are highly valued worldwide. As an example, the B1 certificate is a necessary condition for obtaining German nationality.
In German universities and colleges, the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom is a necessary condition to apply for admission. But also in foreign universities the certificates of the Goethe-Institut are very helpful.
Thus the Goethe-B2 and C1-certificates exempt in some countries to do the baccalaureate in German. In many EU universities, a Goethe certificate gives you valuable credits in the corresponding subject.