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telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung

The specialist language examination for physicians at level B2· C1

The telc Deutsch B2·C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung demonstrates work-specific German language skills of international doctors at B2 level and more specialist medical language skills at C1 level.

Structure of the examination

The examination consists of two halves. 

In the first half, the focus is on reading and listening. The content and type of texts reflect the professional everyday life of medical profesionals. There are various types of tasks, such as multiple-choice or matching tasks. 

In the second half, the speaking and writing skills of the test takers are assessed in a simulated doctor-patient interview in which the patient’s medical history is taken. This is written up in the second part in the form of a short preliminary report and then, in the third part, followed-up with a conversation with a colleague, in a doctor-doctor conversation in which the report is presented. 

 Subtest Number of partsDuartion in minutesAdditional information


Written examination 

Listening 330


No break 

Reading 4
Language elements 1
Oral examination Speaking and writing 365

Individual examination 

5-minute preparation time 

This examination is 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 about the examination, including a complete set of examinations with solutions to prepare at home or in class. You will learn how the examination is carried out and how the written and oral performances are evaluated. 

CEFR levels B2 and C1

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


Learners at B2 level can 

  • communicate easily with others in a relatively fluid and spontaneous way. 

  • actively participate in discussions and interact with native speakers without any effort on either side. 

  • understand and write clear, detailed texts on concrete and abstract topics and explain a point of view on current issues, indicating the advantages and disadvantages of various options. 


Learners at C1 level can 

  • express themselves spontaneously and fluently.   

  • deal with colloquial phrases and vary their style of speech appropriately.  

  • maintain a high level of grammatical correctness. 

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.