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telc Englisch A2 School

An English examination for children at CEFR level A2

With this qualification, schoolchildren can demonstrate their ability to use simple English in relevant everyday situations. This certificate gives children confidence in their learning progress.

Structure of the examination

telc English A2 School consists of a written and an oral examination. 

The test presents test takers with tasks that evaluate all four language skills. Reading, listening and language elements sections test receptive skills using tasks such as multiple choice or text matching.  

Productive skills are evaluated in writing and speaking tasks. Here, test takers respond to some form of input, such as questions or images, in written or spoken form. The focus of the speaking exam is on test takers interacting with one another. Throughout all sections, the topics and vocabulary used are tailored to the needs and interests of schoolchildren.  

 SubtestNumber of parts Duration in minutesAdditional information


Written examination 

Language Elements 215


No break 

Listening  3approx. 20
Reading  330
Writing 115
Oral examination Speaking 3approx. 10

Pair examination  

15-minute preparation time 

This exam can be taken in digital or paper-based format. 

The mock examination includes a complete test with solutions, which can be used to prepare at home or in class. It also provides you with all the important information about the examination procedure and how the written and oral performances are assessed. 

English Practice Material: 

Develop your English skills with our EPM books at levels A2-B1 and B1-B2 and enjoy the additional free online material on the telc campus! The books are based on different emotions and help you practice all communication skills. 

The CEFR level A2

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) defines six levels of competence: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. 

Learners at A2 can  

  • communicate in a simple way in typical everyday situations 

  • hold short conversations in a familiar context 

  • use simple grammatical structures correctly 

Why choose a telc language test?

telc language certificates are recognised worldwide by schools, universities, employers and government authorities as valid proof of language proficiency at all six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As a full member of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), telc is committed to complying with international quality standards.  

Find out more about telc quality standards here.