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telc Deutsch B1∙B2 Pflege

The German examination for nursing professionals

The telc Deutsch B1∙B2 Pflege demonstrates language competence in reading, listening, writing and speaking at level B1 and B2.

Structure of the examination

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.   

 SubtestNumber of parts Duration in minutes Additional information


Written examination 

Listening  425


No break  

Reading  4
Language Elements 2
Writing 130
Oral examination Speaking 3approx. 16

Pair examination  

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 CEFR level B1-B2

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. 

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 here.