German language test B2

Here you can find out everything about contents and costs for our B2 language test.


The test serves to establish general language skills at level B2.

Content and duration

The language test B2 consists of four parts:

Examination part 1

Reading comprehension / Duration: 100 minutes

You read different texts from different areas and answer questions. (Multiple choice / right-wrong / assignment tasks).

You complete missing sentence elements in two cloze texts (language elements).

Examination part 2

Listening / Duration: 30 minutes

You listen to different conversations and texts. You answer questions (multiple choice / right-wrong).

Examination part 3

Written expression / Duration: 85 minutes

You correct a letter and write a letter or text on a given topic. (Comment / letter to the editor or covering letter or letter of complaint). You get two topics and can choose a topic. The word count should be between 180 200 words.

Examination part 4

Oral expression / Duration: Preparation time 20 minutes, examination 15 minutes

In the oral expression, you will receive a short presentation (graphic / infographic / article), which you present to your exam partner (speech presentation / graphics / pictures), expressing opinions, guessing, speaking about your own experiences.

In the second part of the exam, you and your interlocutors should discuss a controversial topic (verbal expression of opinion).

Grammar focus

  • Verbs with prepositional case
  • Adjectives with preposition
  • Relative pronouns (also where, where from ...)
  • Enumerations (not only, but also / either ... or ...)
  • Prepositions in general (especially with the genitive)
  • Conjunctional adverbs
  • Participles
  • Conjunctions / subjections
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Infinitive with "zu"
  • Subjunctive I and II
  • Indirect question
  • Passive
  • The verb "lassen"
  • Adjective declination
  • Pronominal adverb
  • Function compound (noun-verb connection)


  • Society
  • Culture
  • Health
  • Education
  • Traveling
  • Profession
  • Technology
  • Environment
  • Politics

Examination Board, result, repetition, certificate

The members of the board of examiners (trained language teachers) assess the exam according to a uniform structured scheme. The candidate will be informed promptly about the result. In the case of passing an examination certificate will be issued and the participant can start according to the qualification plan the continuing course “Preparation Professional Language Test”. If the language test is not passed, it must be repeated.


  • The costs of the first language test are included in the course fees for participants.
  • 180,- Euro in case of non-participation in the Compact Course German for Health Care Professionals B2 or in case of a repeat examination of the participants.

Cancellation: Cancellation of an agreed examination date is not possible. The examination costs must be paid in full and cannot be reimbursed.