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telc Deutsch B2

telc Deutsch B2 tests your general German language competence at an advanced level. The exam can be taken by anyone.

The best exam for professional purposes at this level is the Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf / telc Deutsch B2 Beruf

B2 telc Deutsch B2

What can you do at level B2?

At level B2 you can express yourself clearly and explicitly and also successfully discuss and negotiate. You have a large command of the vocabulary needed for your field of specialisation and for most general topics. Your usage of grammar is sound. 

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 20 minutes. 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.

Min
Written examination Reading Comprehension
Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar)
90
Listening Comprehension 20
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually together with up to three other candidates 15

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find out the details of the exam by looking at the mock examination telc Deutsch B2. 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 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

Tips for candidates 

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

Learning objectives

The brochure on learning objectives (telc Deutsch B2, Lernziele und Testformat ) gives you detailed information about the necessary vocabulary and grammar skills you need and is available as a download. 

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 B2 examination. The mock examination will help you with this.

Why is the B2 exam shorter than the B1 exam?

In the B2 exam, the listening texts are only played once and not repeated.

May I use a dictionary during telc Deutsch B2?

No, dictionaries are not permitted during the examination.

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.

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 I repeat the examination?

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

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