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First Goethe-Institut exam centre in Northern Alberta is now located at CUE!

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019

Concordia University of Edmonton is delighted to announce that our campus is now the testing centre for the Goethe-Institut examinations. This is the first Goethe-Institut exam location in Edmonton and northern Alberta!

The history between CUE and the Goethe-Institute goes back to 2015.  Vice President External Affairs and International Relations, Dr. Manfred Zeuch, signed an MOU of cooperation between our two institutions at this time. Nominated by the Goethe-Institut, he also joined the Germany Today Tour 2016 under the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship. He was the only representative of Alberta among  the 26 participants from North America! CUE also hosted a Goethe-Institut delegation at a German-style Christmas Market in 2018 to promote German culture and language.

The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit German cultural association which operates worldwide. It promotes the study of the German language abroad and encourages international cultural exchange and relations. The Goethe-Institut exams are supported by DAAD and are aimed at people who would like to study at German universities, academics and scientists.

CUE is honoured to be awarded this exam contract. The agreement between CUE and Goethe-Institut entitles CUE to administer Goethe-Zertifikat A1 (Start Deutsch 1) , A2, A1 (Fit in Deutsch 1), A2 (Fit in Deutsch), B1, B2, C1, C2 (GDS) exams and the Goethe-Test PRO. The management of the Goethe-Institut exams will be under the Office of Extension and Culture at CUE. Please contact extension@concordia.ab.ca to enquire about the exam timelines and details.

The Testing Centre under OEC is excited to see its growth with Goethe-Institut exams joining. The current exams that are offered through the CUE Testing Centre include the CELPIP General Test, CELPIP LS Test, CAEL Test, and CAEL Pretest. To explore more of the Testing Centre at CUE, please visit concordia.ab.ca/oec.