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telc English A2·B1

telc English A2·B1 is a dual-level examination. It tests general language competence at two levels and can be taken by anyone.



A2·B1 telc English A2·B1

What can you do at levels A2 and B1?

At level A2, you can communicate in a simple way in typical everyday situations. You can hold short conversations in a familiar context and can use simple grammatical structures correctly.

At level B1, you can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations, when travelling and when talking about topics that are of personal interest. You can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. On the whole, you can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 100 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

Written examination Listening 25
Reading 45
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually together with one other candidates 16

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find details of the exam in the

telc English A2-B1 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 shop.

Additional material

The Handbook telc English A2-B1

offers comprehensive information about the dual-level test format. 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 the dual-level English examination, and for telc examiners, managers of

language departments and other interested parties.

Tips for test takers

In the Tips for Test Takers A2-B1,

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 A2-B1.

2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in the telc English A2-B1 examination. The mock examination and the learning objectives will help you with this.

Can I use a dictionary during telc English A2-B1?


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.

How much does the examination cost?

Your examination centre will inform you about the exam fee. Because each examination centre is free to determine its own exam fees, telc cannot give you any cost-related 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).