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telc Exams

The European Language Certificate


"telc" stands for The European Language Certificate. The telc language certificates are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Individual language competence is assessed according to generally accepted criteria. A telc certificate will allow you prove your language skills as it is recognised all over Europe.

Ehrstein offers telc language exams from level A1–C1, both written and oral.

For each level, we also offer exam preparation courses led by our experienced teachers.

Registration



Start Deutsch 1/ telc Deutsch A1

(after approx. 100 – 150 hours of instruction)

At level A1 you can easily communicate about specific needs (e.g. introducing yourself, eating and drinking, shopping, living). You can use some very simple grammatical structures.

Die Prüfung besteht aus einem schriftlichen und einem mündlichen Teil. Die schriftliche Prüfung dauert 65 Minuten. Ohne weitere Vorbereitungszeit legen Sie meist unmittelbar danach die mündliche Prüfung ab.

When applying for a visa for the subsequent immigration of a spouse, you will need proof of a "basic knowledge of German". German embassies will recognize the telc Deutsch A1 für Zuwanderer certificate for this purpose.

(see telc example)

Start Deutsch 2 / telc Deutsch A2

(after approx. 250 – 300 hours of instruction)

At level A2 you can easily communicate in typical everyday situations and have short conversations. You can use simple grammatical structures correctly.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 70 minutes. Without any further preparation time, you usually take the oral exam immediately afterwards.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch A2+ Beruf

(after approx. 250 – 300 hours of instruction)

You can easily communicate in typical everyday business situationse. For example, you read inquiries, orders or regulations, make simple phone calls, talk about your work and write short messages. You can use simple grammatical structures correctly.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 70 minutes. Without any further preparation time, you usually take the oral exam immediately afterwards.

(see telc example)

Zertifikat Deutsch/ telc Deutsch B1

In Germany the telc Deutsch B1 is recognized as proof of sufficient language knowledge in order to become a naturalized citizen.

For school pupils we recommend the Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche / telc Deutsch B1 Schule.

For business purposes the telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf is best suited.

At level B1 you can communicate in a simple and coherent way in everyday life, when traveling and in your own area of interest. You can report on experiences, describe goals and justify views. In general, you can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.

The test consists of two parts: written and oral. The written test lasts 2 hours and 30 min. Before the oral test you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral test usually takes place on the same day as the written test.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege

telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege is a special language test for those  involved in care for the elderly and in nursing care. In grammar and vocabulary it is on the same level as the above mentioned B1 and B2 tests.

The test is open to everyone but is intended for persons who have a recognized qualification in a health care profession and who need proof of B1 or B2 language knowledge of German to practice their profession in Germany.

The test consists of a written and an oral part. The written test lasts 1 hour and 55 minutes. Before the oral part you have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral test usually takes place on the same day as the written test.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch B1-B2 Beruf

telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf tests job-related knowledge of German at the level of independent language use.

At B1 level, when using clear standard language, you can understand the main points of many workplace situations. You can easily express yourself on familiar topics and report on experiences and describe goals. At level B2 you can understand the main content of complex texts on workplace-oriented topics and also take part in discussions in your own area of interest and explain your points of view and state the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam takes about 2 hours. You have 20 minutes to prepare for the oral exam.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch B2

telc Deutsch B2 tests your general German knowledge on an advanced level.

At the B2 level you can express yourself clearly and in detail as well as argue and negotiate successfully. You have a large vocabulary in your own specialist area and on most general topics and you have a fairly good command of grammar.

The test consists of two parts: a written and an oral part. The written test lasts 2 hours and 20 minutes. Before the oral test you have 20 minutes to prepare. The oral test usually takes place on the same day as the written test.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch B2 Medizin Zugangsprüfung

telc Deutsch B2 Medizin Zugangsprüfung is an examination at the level B2. It tests the everyday German language skills of international doctors. telc Deutsch B2 Medizin Zugangsprüfung is positioned in the upper B2 area with regard to lexicons and grammatical structures. The focus is particularly on the daily work routine in a hospital or clinic.

At level B2 you can express yourself clearly and in detail, verbally and in writing, as well as argue and negotiate successfully. You have a large vocabulary in the medical field and on most general topics, especially when dealing with patients. You are pretty good at grammar.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 80 minutes. The oral examination consists of three parts and takes one hour.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch B2·C1 Beruf

telc Deutsch B2-C1 Beruf tests professional knowledge of German at an advanced level. The scaled test offers a differentiated evaluation of your language competence in listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will find out exactly in which areas level B2 or C1 was achieved.

At level B2 you can express yourself clearly and in detail as well as argue and negotiate successfully. You have a large vocabulary in the professional environment and on most general topics. You are pretty good at grammar.

At level C1 you can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You are familiar with colloquial expressions and can vary the style of language in a targeted manner. You maintain a high level of grammatical correctness.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 170 minutes with a break of 20 minutes. The oral exam consists of three parts and lasts 20 minutes.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch C1

telc Deutsch C1 tests general German language skills at an advanced level. The exam is aimed at adults who need German in their social and professional life or in their studies.

You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously. You are familiar with colloquial expressions and can vary the style of language in a targeted manner. You maintain a high level of grammatical correctness.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20-minute break). You have 20 minutes to prepare for the oral exam.

(see telc example)

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule tests university-related knowledge of German at a very advanced level. The exam is aimed at adults who want to start studying at a German-speaking university, who are already studying or working in an academic profession and who want to prove their knowledge of German.

You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously. You are familiar with colloquial expressions and can vary the style of language in a targeted manner. You maintain a high level of grammatical correctness.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20-minute break). You have 20 minutes to prepare for the oral exam.

(see telc example)

A1 - C1 Registration up to 4 weeks in advance
05. and 06.02.2021 Register until: 08.01.2021
12. and 13.03.2021 Register until: 12.02.2021
16. and 17.04.2021 Register until: 19.03.2021
21. and 22.05.2021 Register until: 23.04.2021
25. and 26.06.2021 Register until: 28.05.2021
30. and 31.07.2021 Register until: 02.07.2021
03. and 04.09.2021 Register until: 06.08.2021
08. and 09.10.2021 Register until: 10.09.2021
12. and 13.11.2021 Register until: 15.10.2021
17. and 18.12.2021 Register until: 19.11.2021

 

 

Level Internal* External**
A1 (Start Deutsch 1), A2 (Start Deutsch 2) € 90 € 140
A2+ Beruf € 110 € 160
B1 (Zerifikat Deutsch), B1/B2 Pflege; B1/B2 Beruf; B2; B2 Medizin Zugangsprüfung € 130 € 180
B2-C1 Beruf; C1; C1 Hochschule € 160 € 210

* for students of our language school
** for external participants

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