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telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung

telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung is a German language test at competence level B2 and C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In the group written exam general and workplace-related German language situations at level B2 are tested. In the oral exam and the composition of a doctor’s note specific medical situations at level C1 is the focus of attention.

telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung focuses on lexical and grammar issues at the upper end of B2 and C1. At level C1 a specific medical lexical range which may occur in many situations when working in a hospital in a German speaking country. The examination is closely aligned to the regulations established by Conference of Minister of Health, June 2014. Successful candidates prove their general German language knowledge at level B2 and their very specific medial German language knowledge at level C1.

More information on telc German exams for medical professionals and examination dates at the telc head office in 2020

B2·C1 telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung

What can you do at levels B2 and C1?

At level B2, you can express yourself clearly and explicitly and discuss and negotiate successfully. 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.

At level C1, you can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You are familiar with idiomatic phrases and can vary your style of language as appropriate. You can use the language with a high degree of grammatical accuracy.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 80 minutes. The oral exam comprises three parts according to the regulations of the Ministers of Health. There is a preparation time of 20 minutes.

Written Examination Listening Comprehension 30
Reading Comprehension 40
Language Elements 10
Oral Examination Doctor’s interview 20
Doctor’s note 20
Case presentation 20

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find details of the exam in the telc Deutsch B2|C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung mock examination. 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 relevant MP3 files here, free of charge. The printed version and the audio CD are available in the telc online shop.

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 B2 and C1. You can find plenty of preparation material on our website

2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in examination telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung. The mock examination and the learning objectives will help you with this.

Can I use a dictionary during telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung?


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 the 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.


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 this level, you have to repeat the whole exam (both the written and oral parts).