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telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf

telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf tests your German language competence at a competence level of an independent user in a workplace oriented context. We also offer telc Deutsch B1 or telc Deutsch B2 as general language exams at this level.

B1·B2 telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf

What can you do at levels B1 and B2?

At level B1, you can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday workplace related situations when talking about topics that are of interest for you. You can describe work procedures, outline aims and give reasons for opinions. At level B2, you can handle more complex texts in many workplace oriented situations. You can express in detail your point of view of a certain topic. You can elaborate on advantages and disadvantages of various approaches.

What is the structure of the examination?

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

Written Exam Listening 25
Reading & Language Elements 60
Writing 45
Oral Exam usually together with one other candidate 16

telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf is a dual-level language examination. Dual-level language examinations consist of a combination of different tasks based on two successive CEFR levels (e.g. B1 and B2) which test communicative competence in listening, reading, speaking and writing.

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find details of the exam in the mock examination telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf. This is a complete test (with answer key) that you can try out at home or in your lessons. You can also read about the exam procedure and learn how the written test and oral performance are rated.

You can download the mock examination and the corresponding MP3 file here, free of charge. The printed version and the audio CD are available in the telc online shop.

Additional Material

The handbook offers comprehensive information about the test format. The handbook shows the test specifications as well. It describes how the receptive and productive skills are tested, marking criteria, the CEFR framework and more. It is particularly valuable for teachers preparing students for examination. The handbook can be obtained in the telc Shop.

Tips for test takers

In the Tips for Test Takers telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf, you will find detailed information about all the subtest types found in the exam. In addition, there are examples of written work from candidates and comments on how these are rated.

How can I prepare myself for the examination?

1. You can prepare by taking language courses or studying on your own. Many bookshops sell course books that prepare you specifically for the language level B1 and B2.

2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in the telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf examination. The mock examination and the learning objectives will help you with this.

Can I use a dictionary during the exam telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf?


What does the examination cost?

Your examination centre will inform you about the exam fee.

When can I take the examination?

Your telc examination centre offers examinations regularly, and centres can also offer exams on request. Please enquire at the centre to see when the next exam is scheduled. When you’re planning to take your exam, please note that your examination centre has to register the exam with telc 30 days before the exam date.

Where can I take a telc examination?

Individuals can take exams at all telc-registered examination centres, including many 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.

Can the examination be repeated?

Yes, exams can be repeated as often as you wish. In case of dual-level exams you have to repeat the exam as a whole (both the written and oral parts). You will find details on this under § 5 of the examination regulations.