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telc English B2 Technical

The examination for technical English

The certificate demonstrates English language skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking at level B2, as well as communication skills needed for technical industries.

Structure of the examination

The telc B2 consists of a written and an oral examination. 


Test takers complete tasks using both receptive and productive skills. Receptive skills are tested through reading and listening comprehension tasks, as well as language elements section. Tasks include multiple choice or text matching. 

Productive skills are assessed in written and oral tasks. Here, test takers are presented with specific input, which they respond to in written or spoken form. Vocabulary and topics focus on everyday situations. 

 Subtest Number of partsDuration in minutesAdditional information


Written examination  



20 minutes break

Language elements 1
Listening4approx. 60
Writing 225
Oral examination Speaking 3approx. 15

Pair examination 

20-minute preparation time 

This examination is available in digital, hybrid, and paper-based formats. It can be taken as a partial examination.  

In the mock examination, you'll find further important details about the examination, including a complete examination with an answer key to prepare at home or in class. It also provides you with all important information about the examination procedure and how the written and oral performances are assessed. 


English Practice Material: 

Improve your English language skills with our EPM books at levels A2-B1 and B1-B2, and also benefit from the free online material on telc Campus. The units are based on different emotions and will help you practise all communication skills. 

The CEFR level B2

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


  • Learners at the B2 level can communicate spontaneously and fluently in a way that allows for regular interaction with native speakers without any strain for either party. 

  • They can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics. 

  • They can express themselves clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects, and explain their viewpoints on current issues while providing the pros and cons of various options. 


Why choose a telc language test?

telc language tests 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. Regular audits are carried out to ensure we meet these standards.  

Find out more about telc quality standards.