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telc Deutsch A1 für Zuwanderer

telc Deutsch A1 für Zuwanderer is a general language examination that you can normally take after an average of 100 - 150 teaching units (45 minutes).

A1 telc Deutsch A1 für Zuwanderer

What can you do at level A1?

At level A1, you can communicate in a very simple way about needs of a concrete type (e.g. introductions, food and drink, shopping, say where you live). You can use a few very basic grammatical constructions.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 70 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

Written examination Language Elements, Listening, and Reading 55
Writing 15
Oral Examination usually together with up to three other candidates 15

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find details of the examination by looking at the mock examination telc Deutsch A1 für Zuwanderer. This is a complete test (with answer key) which you can try out at home or in your lessons. In addition, you can read about the exam procedure and learn how the written test and oral performance are rated.

You can download the mock examination and the relevant MP3 files here free of charge. The printed version and the audio CD are available in the telc shop.

How do I prepare myself for the examination?


1. Study German in language courses or study on your own. Or study together with friends and family. Bookshops have course books that prepare you specifically for the language level A1.

2. Familiarise yourself with the procedure and types of subtests of the telc English A1 examination. The mock examination and the learning objectives will help you with this.

When can I take the examination?

Your telc examination centre offers examinations regularly, and can also offer exams upon request. Please enquire at the centre to see when the next exam is scheduled. When you plan, please take into consideration that your examination centre has to register the exam with telc 12 days before the exam date.

Where can I take a telc examination?

At all telc examination centres (e.g. Adult Education Centres). Please be aware that some examination centres do not offer the entire telc programme. To find examination centres in your area, please click here.

How much does the examination cost?

Your examination centre will inform you about the exam fee. Each examination centre is free to determine the exam fee individually, so unfortunately we cannot give you any details.

Can the examination be repeated?

Yes, exams can be repeated as often as you wish. At level A1 you have to repeat the whole exam, both the written and the oral parts.