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German Studies

p: 704-894-2968

Mailing Address

Box 7127
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Goethe Institute Testing

Davidson College is an authorized testing center for Goethe Institute examinations—standardized tests designed to demonstrate proficiency in German. We typically administer these examinations twice a year. You need not be a Davidson student to register.

Examinations and Fees

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

  • Goethe-Zertifikat A1 - 80-200 ($130)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat A2 - 200-350 ($140)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B1 - 350-600 ($160; Einzelmodul $70)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 - 600-800 ($180)

2019 Testing Dates

Examination Time/Date Location
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Carolina Inn 224
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 Dana 146


Your registration form (A1, A2, B1, B2) and payment must be received by 15 March 2019 for the B2 exam and by 15 November 2019 for the B1 exam.

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


Upon completion of the exam, allow six to eight weeks for your certificate to be delivered to the address specified on the registration form.



Burkhard Henke
German Studies Department
Box 6956
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035-6956