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telc Partners

telc gGmbH cooperates with a broad network of institutions. These include:

Governmental ministries

  • The German Federal Ministry of the Interior, represented through the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, has, together with the Goethe Institute e.V., commissioned telc with the development of the Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2/B1 (German Language Test for Migrants A2/B1) as the final examination for participants in national integration courses. In addition to this, telc gGmbH has been commissioned with the administration and further development of this examination.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs has advised their diplomatic missions to make the examination Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1 a prerequisite to the issuance of visas for migrants wishing to take up residency with their spouses living in Germany. 
  • Pupils within the Saarland school system can achieve a telc Language Certificate at level B1 and have it accredited to their school leaving exams. The Saarland Ministry of Education has developed these final examinations together with telc in both English and French.
  • The Ministry of Education of the State of Hesse has commissioned telc to develop Turkish language examinations especially for school pupils of Turkish descent. This allows these young people to officially document their language abilities.
  • The Ministry of Education of the State Lower Saxony also commissioned telc to develop the Polish dual level examination Język polski B1-B2 Szkoła. This allows pupils of Polish descent to be tested on a dual scale.
  • telc exams are recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), the independent authority that regulates qualifications, examinations, and assessments in the United Kingdom.
  • The Turkish Ministry of National Education is working closely with the German Adult Education Association (DVV) and telc gGmbH as part of its strategy for lifelong learning. The goal is a significant increase in the number of foreign language learners who gain certification in various languages through Turkish adult education centres. Alignment with communicative, internationally recognized testing and cooperation at conferences and continuing education events will enhance the quality of foreign language teaching in Turkey.
  • As of 1 July 2011, proof of German language proficiency at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages will also be required for the attainment of citizenship in Austria. For this reason, the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF), established by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, is now offering the German Test for Austria (Deutsch-Test für Österreich). This is a version of the A2-B1 German Test for Migrants (Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2-B1) that has been adapted by telc GmbH for test takers in Austria.

Licensed partners in more than 25 countries

telc develops language tests. The actual examinations, however, are administered locally. As leading institutions in their countries, telc’s licensed partners guarantee that telc exams and certificates enjoy official recognition and acceptance wherever they are administered. A few examples: telc cooperating partners include the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów (WSIZ Rzeszów) and the University of Łódź in Poland, the Migros Club Schools in Switzerland and T.I.T. in Hungary.


Our cooperation partners at a glance:

Educational networks




Ministries and government offices