The examination consists of a written and an oral part.
Test takers complete tasks in all skills. The receptive part consists of reading, listening and language elements. Task types include multiple-choice or matching tasks. In the productive part, writing and speaking, the test takers respond to input and express themselves in writing or orally. In the oral examination, the focus is on the direct exchange between the test takers.
|Subtest||Number of parts||Duration in minutes||Additional information|
20 minutes break
|Oral examination||Speaking||3||approx. 16|
usually 2 participants
20 minutes preparation time
This exam is available as a digital, hybrid and paper-based exam. It can be taken as a partial examination.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) defines six levels of competence: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.
Learners at language level C1 can express themselves spontaneously and fluently.
They are familiar with colloquial phrases and can vary the style of speech in a targeted manner.
They maintain a high level of grammatical correctness.
telc certificates are internationally recognised by schools, universities, employers and authorities as proof of language skills 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.