Preparation for the Goethe-Zertifikat C1

This Goethe Institute examination has a writing component (listening, reading, writing – testing grammatical structures and vocabulary) and a speaking section.

Learning outcomes

  • Interact spontaneously and appropriately, express one's ideas and opinions, defend one's point of view accurately and present a topic of general interest adapted for a specific audience
  • Understand both the gist and detail of relatively complex texts of general interest; extract and note down specific information from a telephone conversation
  • Read relatively complex texts for both gist and detail, highlight specific information, identify themes common to several different texts
  • Write a persuasive essay on a topic of general interest, adapting it to the target readership and demonstrating a command of the written language
  • Be familiar with certain aspects of German culture
  • Apply strategies to study and prepare for exams

Practical information

Pre-registration dates and deadlines   All information
Required level C1 Level descriptor
Structure of the module
(per week)
> Group 2 periods
  > Multimedia Centre (EMA)* --
Timetable Fixed according to the availability of the participants All information
Fees Language Center courses are only for members of the UNIL community (with a few exceptions). All information

*When indicated, the multimedia space for independent learning (EMA) is an integrated part of the course. It can be “online registration” or “free access” (details)

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