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telc Español A2∙B1 Escuela

General Spanish examination for secondary school students at CEFR levels A2 and B1

This certificate demonstrates the Spanish language ability of secondary school students in reading, listening, writing and speaking at level A2 and B1.

Structure of the examination

The examination consists of a written and an oral part. Dual level examinations assess language proficiency at two levels. Therefore, there are tasks at both CEFR levels in all parts. Test takers will receive a certificate of either the lower or higher CEFR level. 


The 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. In the oral examination, the focus is on direct exchange between the test takers. The examination topics and vocabulary are geared to the interests of secondary school students. 

 Subtest Anzahl der Teile Dauer in Minuten Sonstiges 


Written examination 

Listening 425


no break 

Reading 545
Writing 130
Oral examination Speaking 3approx. 16

usually 2 participants 

no preparation time 

This examination is available as a hybrid and paper-based exam. It can NOT be taken as a partial examination. 


In the mock examination, you will find more details about the exam, including a complete test with solutions, which can be used to prepare at home or in class. You will learn how the examination is carried out and how the written and oral performances are assessed. 

The CEFR levels A2 and B1

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 can 

  • understand and use common expressions. 

  • communicate in simple, routine situations involving a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.  

  • describe their background and education, as well as matters related to immediate needs.   


Learners at B1 level can 

  • communicate easily and coherently in everyday 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, and can report on experiences, describe goals and justify opinions. 

  • use grammar and language correctly, allowing them to understand and write simple, coherent texts on familiar topics.

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