Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

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Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

Postby Skynet » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:55 am

Melkor wrote:
Skynet wrote: Goethe B2 (or Test DAF?) = Q4 2019


From what I have read and understood, the TestDaf is similar to the C1, so it would be more challenging than a Goethe B2.


I would like to sit a German language proficiency exam in Q4 2019 and will naturally need to purchase certified exam preparation books. I currently find myself unable to distinguish between the two aforementioned examinations which, to my uninformed eye, look identical. I would like to ask helpful forum members who are not as benighted as I am, to provide an answer to my question.
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Re: Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

Postby Skynet » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:21 pm

After working on German for almost 5 months, I have decided to attempt the B2 instead of the TestDaF in Q4 2019 because the consensus seems to be that the TestDaF is similar to the GZ C1, which would be an impossible goal for me to attain in a country with a negligible amount of native German speakers. A GZ C2 in Q4 2023 seems to be a much more realistic goal to set.
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Re: Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

Postby Melkor » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:51 am

Skynet wrote: A GZ C2 in Q4 2023 seems to be a much more realistic goal to set.

Given your recent DELF B2 success, I think that you are selling yourself short here. C2 in four years is perfectly manageable for you! :ugeek:
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Re: Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

Postby Skynet » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:08 pm

I decided on sitting the Goethe-Zertifikat B2 in Feb 2020.

These are the resources that I used between Oct 2018 and Feb 2020:

Beginner: 3 courses simultaneously (no active wave)
Assimil: German Without Toil (1965)
Assimil: German With Ease (2001)
Assimil: German With Ease (2014)

Intermediate: (no active waves)
DLI German Basic (196X)
FSI German Basic Level 2 (196X)
Assimil: La Pratique de l’allemand (1969)
Assimil: Perfectionnement Allemand (1991)
Coffee Break German*
Deutsche Welle*
News in Slow German*

B2 Exam Prep:
Schubert Begegnungen und Erkundungen B2 (2012)
Langenscheidt Aspekte B2 (2008)
Deutschlandradio Dokumente und Debatten*

* Accessible through TuneIn
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Re: Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:30 pm

“DLI German Basic (196X)
FSI German Basic Level 2 (196X)”

At first I thought you completed DLI and FSI one hundred and ninety-six times. Which is something you would do...

Welcome back, we missed you!
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Re: Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

Postby Skynet » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:41 pm

Lawyer&Mom wrote:“DLI German Basic (196X)
FSI German Basic Level 2 (196X)”

At first I thought you completed DLI and FSI one hundred and ninety-six times. Which is something you would do...

Welcome back, we missed you!


Hahaha, thank-you so much L&M! It's great to be back and I missed you too!

No, I'd never go through those courses more than once. I honestly never bothered to revise anything because I knew that I'd learn more in the official B2 books.
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Re: Goethe Zertifikat B2 oder TestDaF - Was ist der Unterschied zwischen ihnen?

Postby PeterMollenburg » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:07 am

I couldn't see you back with a report of German success and not post a reply!

Welcome back Skynet, we missed you! And... congratulations on your language learning success!! Most studious excellent work, my friend!
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