You already have a B2 certificate and would like to acquire a C1 certificate for your professional career? Then you are exactly right with us!

The Smart Academy has been offering German courses for over 15 years.

Since 2018, the Smart Academy has also been offering state-subsidized C1 courses (DeuFöV).

Target group

-People with a B2 level according to CEFR (a placement test is carried out if the certificate is older than 6 months or if no certificate is available)

– Trainees or employees who would like to improve their German

– People who need the C1 certificate for professional recognition

– Job seekers

For employed persons and trainees we can make an application.

For singles up to 20,000 Euros gross income per year and married persons up to a gross income of 40,000 Euros per year, the complete B2 course is free of charge! If you earn more you have the following personal contribution: 2,07 Euro per lesson. For 400 hours of lessons, the own contribution is 828 Euro. If you pass the C1 exam the first time you will get half of the course fee back.

Jobseekers can obtain a coupon from the relevant employment agency. If you receive ALG I, participation is free of charge! The job centre also gives a coupon under certain conditions. For example, if you are aiming for a profession in which German language skills at C1 level are required. The participation is then free of charge!

Content and procedure

A C1 course has 400 lessons. The focus is on achieving general German language skills in a professional context. In addition to grammar, you will learn the vocabulary you need for your job.

C1 exam

The aim of the C1 course is the successful completion of a C1 exam. The participation in the certificate examination is free of charge.

Further information: Federal Office for Migration and Refugees


Further Information: Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.