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telc Español A1

telc Español A1 is a general language exam that you can normally take after an average of 100 - 150 teaching units (45 minutes). Whether you are at school, at university, employed or retired: the exam can be taken by anyone.

A1 telc Español A1

What can you do at level A1?

At A1 level you can communicate in a very simple way about needs of a concrete type (e.g. introductions, food and drink, shopping, say where you live.) You can use a few very basic grammatical constructions.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 70 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

Written examination Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar) 10
Listening Comprehension / Situational Responses 15
Reading Comprehension 30
Writing 15
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 Español A1. 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.

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Copy-Masters offer a rich variety of vocabulary, speaking, writing, idiom, listening and reading activities for the class room. Teachers can also find tips on how to apply the material in their lessons.
The exercises have various topics and are especially tailored for telc Spanish A1.

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 A1.
  1. Familiarise yourself with the procedure and types of subtests of the telc Español A1 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 12 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 centre 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, you can repeat the exam as often as you wish. At level A1 you have to repeat the whole exam, both written and oral parts.