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telc Deutsch B1·B2 Pflege

telc Deutsch B1·B2 Pflege for nursing staff is an examination for professional purposes designed for professionals working in nursing and geriatric care who need to prove their language skills at B1 or B2 level. It covers lexis and grammatical structures of the upper range of B1 and B2.

Click here for more information on telc German exams for medical professionals and examination dates at the telc head office.

B1·B2 telc Deutsch B1·B2 Pflege

What can you do in work-related situations at level B1 or B2?

At level B2, you can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in the field of nursing and geriatric care. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. 

At level B1 you can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work and everyday situations. You can communicate reasonably fluently in everyday situations and on topics related to the field of nursing and geriatric care.


What is the structure of the examination?

The examination consists of a written and an oral part. The written examination lasts 1 hour and 55 minutes. Before the oral examination you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral examination can take place on the day of the written examination or on another day.

Written examination Listening comprehension 25
Reading comprehension, language elements 60
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually together with one other candidates 16

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find the details of the examination by looking at the mock examination telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege. 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 examination 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.

Additional material

Test specifications

The test specifications for the examination are available to download. This document comprises detailed information on the types of tasks to be found in the examination and on the skills which it tests.

A further document consisting of a background curriculum and the complete handbook with the word list can be purchased from the telc shop.

Tips for candidates

You’ll find detailed information about all the types of subtests of the exam in telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege, Tipps zur Prüfungsvorbereitung. You’ll also find examples of candidates’ written performance with comments on the rating. The printed version is available in the telc shop.

Lesson plans

The Lesson plans for telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege represent examples of tasks that are part of the workshop “Certified trainer: German for medical personnel”. The tasks are to conceptualize a teaching unit and then to write a report about it. During the workshop the participants choose a subject, devise a lesson plan for it and then write the report in order to reflect and document the lesson as it was taught.

How do I prepare myself for the examination?

  1. Gain language competence in language courses or study on your own. Bookshops have course books that prepare you specifically for the language level B2.
  1. Familiarise yourself with the procedure and types of subtests of the telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege examination. The mock examination 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 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 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 the examination centres in your area, please 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.

Can I repeat the examination?

Yes, as often as you wish. You have to repeat the whole examination - the written and oral examination. You will find details on this under § 5 of the examination regulations.