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telc Deutsch C2

telc Deutsch C2 tests the knowledge of German at near-native speaker level. The examination is aimed at in-country students or graduates, at applicants for positions requiring excellent knowledge of German or at advanced students of German Studies abroad.

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What can you do at level C2?

You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. In speaking, you can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely. You can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. You make only rarely mistakes.

What is the structure of the examination?

The examination consists of a written and an oral part. The written examination lasts four hours and ten minutes. Before the oral examination, you have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral examination can take place on the day of the written examination or on another day.

Min
Written examination Reading Comprehension 80
Listening Comprehension and Writing 60
Break 20
Writing 90
Oral Examination Individual examination 15

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find out about the details of the exam by looking at the mock examination telc Deutsch C2. 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 1 and the relevant MP3 files here free of charge. The printed version and the Audio CD are available in the telc shop.

Additional material

Handbook

A handbook with a description of the learning objectives and the test specifications for the examination is available for download. In it you will find detailed information about the skills required for the test and about the corresponding subtests.

The printed version can be found in the telc shop.

Tips for candidates

You’ll find detailed information about all the types of subtests of the exam in telc Deutsch C2, Tips for candidates. You’ll also find examples of candidates’ written and oral performance with comments on the rating. The printed version is available in the shop.

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 C2.
  1. Familiarise yourself with the procedure and types of subtests of the telc Deutsch C2 examination. The mock examination will help you with this.

May I use a dictionary during telc Deutsch C2 exam?

No.

When can I take the examination?

Your telc examination centre offers examinations on any date as requested. 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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