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. The examination topics and tasks are related to professions, everyday work and tasks that are completed in the workplace.
|Number of parts
|Duration in minutes
20 minutes break
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.
In the tips for test takers, you will find more details about the examination, including a complete set of tests 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.
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.