The examination consists of a written and an oral part.
The written examination involves reading or listening to texts. The content and nature of the texts reflect the everyday working life of nurses. There are tasks of different kinds, such as multiple choice or matching solutions. In addition, there is a report writing task based on the reports typically completed by nursing professionals at work.
In the oral examination, the focus is on communication between the test takers and with the examiners. Test takers talk about their experiences and opinions on a topic, discuss a controversial topic and give a short presentation.
|Number of parts
|Duration in minutes
20-minute preparation time
This examination is available as a digital, hybrid and paper-based examination. It can NOT be taken as a partial examination.
In the tips for test takers, you will find more important details about the exam, including a complete set of tests with solutions to prepare at home or in class. You will learn how the exam works and how the written and oral performances are evaluated.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) defines six levels of competence: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.
Learners at B1 level can
• communicate in a simple and coherent way in daily life, at work, and when travelling.
• write or speak about a range of topics in their own area of interest.
• participate in conversations about family, hobbies, work, and current events, reporting experiences, describing goals, and giving reasons for opinions.
• use grammar and language correctly. They can understand and produce simple, connected texts on familiar topics.
Learners at B2 can
• communicate easily with others in a relatively fluent and spontaneous way.
• actively participate in discussions and interact with native speakers without strain for either side.
• understand and produce clear, detailed text on both concrete and abstract topics and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving advantages and disadvantages of various options.
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