The telc English B2-C1 consists of a written and an oral examination.
Test takers complete tasks evaluating both receptive and productive skills. Receptive skills are tested through reading and listening comprehension tasks, as well as a language elements section. Tasks include multiple choice or text matching.
Productive skills are evaluated in written and oral tasks. Here, test takers are presented with some form of input, such as questions or images, which they respond to in written or spoken form.
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No preparation time
This exam can be taken in a computer 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.
In the Tips for Test Takers you will find detailed instructions on all the types of tasks that appear in the exam. You will also find examples of written participant performance with comments on scoring.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) defines six levels of competence: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.
Learners at B2 can
express themselves clearly and explicitly
discuss and negotiate successfully
use the correct vocabulary for a field of specialisation and most general topics
demonstrate sound usage of grammar
Learners at C1 can
express themselves spontaneously and fluently
use idiomatic phrases
vary their style of language as appropriate
display a high degree of grammatical accuracy
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.