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telc Deutsch B1 Schule

The Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche / telc Deutsch B1 Schule is the right exam for school pupils who already have a basic knowledge of German. It is a general language exam, using topics that are of interest for young people.


The Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche / telc Deutsch B1 Schule is recognised as proof of sufficient language competence for a German citizenship application. 


For adults at the same level we recommend Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1. For professional purposes the best exam is telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf.

B1 telc Deutsch B1 Schule

What can pupils do at level B1?

At level B1 they can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations, while travelling and when talking about topics which are of personal interest. They can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. On the whole they can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. Before the oral exam the pupils have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Min
Written examination Reading Comprehension
Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar)
90
Listening Comprehension 30
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually in pairs 10

What is expected from pupils in the examination?

You can find out the details of the exam by looking at the mock examination telc Deutsch B1 Schule. This is a complete test (with answer key), which can be tried out at home or in lessons. In addition, you can read about the exam procedure and 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.

German Phrase Box

With the telc flash cards you always have the right words to hand. Whether for everyday and classroom use or preparation for the Oral Examination, the Phrase Box contains 64 flash cards with key phrases featured at level A2-B1. The Phrase Box is based on the concept of a five-level flash card system; allowing you to learn vocabulary, sentence structure and common phrases in an effective and methodical way. The instructions provide practical tips for students and teachers alike. Visit the telc Shop to order your set online.

Additional material

The brochure describing learning objectives (Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche, Lernziele und Testformat) gives you detailed information about the necessary vocabulary and grammar skills you need and is available as a download.

This brochure gives a short summary of the main points of the telc school programme:

How do pupils profit from a telc certificate?  Here are the arguments:

German Phrase Box

With the telc flash cards you always have the right words to hand. Whether for everyday and classroom use or preparation for the Oral Examination, the Phrase Box contains 64 flash cards with key phrases featured at level A2-B1. The Phrase Box is based on the concept of a five-level flash card system; allowing you to learn vocabulary, sentence structure and common phrases in an effective and methodical way. The instructions provide practical tips for students and teachers alike. Visit the telc Shop to order your set online.

How do pupils prepare themselves for the examination?

  1. Pupils normally gain language competence in school lessons, or in a language course. Bookshops have course books that prepare them specifically for the exam Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche / telc Deutsch B1 Schule.
  1. In the mock examination, pupils can familiarise themselves with the procedure and types of subtests of the Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche / telc Deutsch B1 Schule examination. The mock examination and the brochure on learning objectives (Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche, Lernziele und Testformat) will help with this. 

May I use a dictionary during telc Deutsch B1 Schule?

No.

When can pupils take a telc school examination?

Your telc examination centre offers examinations regularly, and can also offer exams upon request. Please enquire at your centre when the next exam is scheduled. When you plan, please take into consideration that your examination centre has to register the exam at telc 30 days before the exam date.

Where can pupils take a telc school examination?

At all schools that have been licensed by telc and at telc examination centres (e.g. Adult Education Centres). Please enquire at your school. Additionally, you can find examination centres in your area if you click here.

What 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.

How long does it take for me to get my telc certificate?

80% of the certificates are sent out to the examination centre 3 weeks after the complete documents have arrived at the telc Head Office in Frankfurt.

Can the examination be taken again?

Yes, as often as you wish. If pupils have failed just the oral exam or just the written exam, they do not need to take the whole examination again. You will find details on this under § 5 of the examination regulation.

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