International Business German Examination

Your door opener to German businesses

The lack of skilled workers remains a key challenge for German companies at home and abroad. Getting your German language skills certified gives you an advantage when job hunting.

The International Business German Examination ("Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International, PWD") is a proficiency test at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER). The successful completion of the exam proves advanced German language skills for international commerce and trade, and the knowledge of specific vocabulary for sales, business development, production and distribution, order processing, marketing, trade fairs and exhibitions, management and accounting both written and oral.

Exam content:

  • Reading (75 min): Texts used in internal and external communication such as meeting minutes, business plans, press releases, advertisement etc.
  • Listening (60 min): Understanding and taking notes during presentations, audio broadcasts, face-to-face and telephone conversations
  • Writing (45 min): Business letters and emails, interaction with clients, customers and business partners (invitations, inquiries, bookings, confirmations, complaints and disputes).
  • Speaking (20 min): Introductions, company presentation, negotiations

Target group:

  • Employees and managers of German subsidiaries or companies with commercial ties to Germany or German companies.
  • Sales representatives or other staff having direct contact with German speaking customers, clients, customers, vendors and business partners.
  • Personal assistants, secretaries, project managers, coordinators and interns.
  • Anyone working in commerce and trade, manufacturing, services as well as business students and teachers.

Date: Next dates to be scheduled in 2018

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (tbc)
Location: Houston, TX

Exam Fee:
GACC South members: $180
Non-Members: $250

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Exam Preparation

It is recommended to complete a course in business German at an intermediate to an advanced level. The GACC South works with local language schools that are familiar with the content and requirements of the International Business German Examination. They offer advanced German language courses, business German and specific preparation courses for the International Business German Examination. Please contact us for more information.



Rochelle Jonson

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