Xavier University's Dr. Luken is an official Goethe Institut examiner. If you would like general information on the Goethe Institut and the levels of exams, click here . At this time, Dr. Luken is certified to test at the following levels: B1, B2, and C1.
The exams are open to all qualified candidates.
Levels of the Goethe Institut Exams Tested by our examiners
The Goethe Institut's German language examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from B1 for intermediate learners to C1 for language skills at the high level.
|GERMAN LEVELS||Students||Type of Test|
Independent Language Use - B1
Independent Language Use - B2
Can understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics; also understands specialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization. Can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal of effort on either side. Can express him/herself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner, explain his/her position on a current issue and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.
Autonomous Language Ability - C1
Can understand a wide range of challenging, longer texts and also grasp implicit meanings. Can express him/herself spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words frequently and noticeably. Can use the language effectively and flexibly in his/her social and professional life or in training and studies. Can make clear, structured and detailed statements on complex topics and apply various means of text association appropriately in the process.
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