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telc Deutsch A2 Schule

The general German language examination for students

Demonstrate your German skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking at level A2. This certificate shows that you can communicate in everyday situations in a simple manner.

Structure of the examination

The examination consists of a written and an oral part. 

In the A2 School examination, test takers complete tasks involving all language skills. Part 1 consists of reading, listening and language elements, with task types including multiple-choice questions or matching tasks. In Part 2, test takers respond to input and express themselves in writing or orally. In the oral section, the focus is on direct communication between test takers. All topics and vocabulary are geared towards the interests of school students. 

 SubtestNumber of parts Duration in minutes Additional information


Written examination 

Language Elements 215


no break 

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

usually 2 test takers 

15 minutes preparation time  

Available as a paper-based examination. It can NOT be taken as a partial examination. 

In the mock examination, you will find more important details, including a complete set of tests with solutions to prepare at home or in class. You will learn how the examination works and how the written and oral performances are assessed. 

What can learners at CEFR level A2 do?

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

  • Learners at A2 level are able to understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences aimed at satisfying specific needs.   

  • They can introduce themselves and others and ask other people questions about themselves, as well as answer such questions themselves. 

  • They can communicate in a simple way if the examiners speak slowly and clearly and are willing to help. 

Why should you choose telc language examinations?

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.  

Find out more about telc quality standards.