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Beginning 01.01.2012 the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom will replace three exams currently in use: the Goethe-Zertifikat: Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP), the Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS) and the Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS).
The Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplomrequires extremely advanced language skills and documents the sixth and highest level – C2 – on the six-level competency scale described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
By passing this exam you demonstrate you can, for example,
- understand everything in German that you read and hear effortlessly
- summarize information presented to you from a variety of sources, written and spoken, and, in doing so, synthesize correlating arguments as well as explanations
- organically express yourself in a fluent and precise manner and articulate the finer nuances of complex arguments.
Further information and exercises for the Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
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