Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD)
By passing the Zertifikat Deutsch examination, you demonstrate solid basic skills in German that will enable you to cope linguistically with all important everyday situations. This examination, which is recognized around the world, shows that you have mastered the main grammatical structures of the German language and that you are capable of understanding and taking part in everyday conversations. You are also capable of describing simple matters orally and in writing, and understanding texts on general topics.
Zentrale Mittelstufenprufung (ZMP)
The Zentrale Mittelstufenprufung demonstrates that you have a good knowledge of the German language. These language skills enable you to express yourself orally and in writing on a wide range of topics. Nearly all preparatory colleges, many technical colleges and some German universities accept this examination as proof of adequate German skills for admission.
Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom
The Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom demonstrates that you have a solid command of the German language as spoken and understood across the country. You are able to understand difficult authentic texts (primarily literary texts) and can express yourself well orally and in writing. Passing this exam demonstrates that students have a general knowledge of German society and culture. Obtaining this diploma admits someone into German universities without having to take any language tests. It can also open the door to a bright future in the German business world.
Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS)
The Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom demonstrates language skills close to those of a native speaker.