German Studies

p: 704-894-2968

Mailing Address

Box 7127
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035


Goethe Institute Testing

Goethe Institute logo 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 ($120)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat A2 - 200-350 ($130)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B1 - 350-600 ($150; Einzelmodul $60)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 - 600-800 ($170)

Testing Dates

Examination Time/Date Location
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 1:30 p.m., Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 Carolina Inn 224
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 9 a.m., Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 Carolina Inn 224
Goethe-Zertifikat A2 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017 Dana 146
Goethe-Zertifikat A1: Start Deutsch 1 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 Dana 146
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 Dana 146


Your registration form (A1, A2, B1, B2) and payment must be received by March 20 and November 1, 2017, respectively.

Please note that we are unable to refund your fee after the registration deadline. 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.



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