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Fit for the examination

Many people feel insecure or are frightened about exams. Even when your course participants have reached the necessary CEFR level, they will want to know what exactly is expected from them in the exam. telc provides material in various forms to familiarise candidates with the exam format and to prepare them specifically for the examination.

Mock examinations

Mock examinations give information about the test structure, the rating criteria, the marks needed to pass and the exam procedure. A complete test shows you exactly what the exam will be like and gives you the opportunity to try it out with your course participants. You can download a mock examination for each telc test format.

Tips for test takers

The Tips for Test Takers are geared towards teachers and exam candidates. The different types of tasks are explained so that students can better understand what is being asked of them and how each task is tackled best. The tips also contain examples of written performances and how they were rated. This demonstrates effectively what is expected in the part Writing and how the marking criteria are applied. The Tips for Test Takers can be downloaded free of charge or ordered online in printed form.




The telc handbooks offer comprehensive information about the test format in question. Here you learn about target groups, the connection to the CEFR and other works of reference, as well as about the test specifications and the linguistic domains and scenarios typically used in the examination; some handbooks also contain vocabulary lists. All handbooks can be downloaded free of charge or ordered online in printed form.




Curriculum telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin

This curriculum is one of a kind in that it is the first and the only curriculum which lays the groundwork for German language teaching for international doctors with an emphasis on the communicative approach. It was conceptualized and written in cooperation between the Charité International Academy and telc gGmbH. The curriculum can be ordered via the telc online shop.

Classroom activities: preparation for student and junior examinations

The telc Classroom Activities offer a great source of vocabulary, speaking, writing, listening and reading exercises. They cover a variety of topics especially tailored for students and the download is free. You can order the printed version which includes an audio-CD through our telc online shop.



Practice Material

There is practice material available for the examinations telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege (for nursing staff) and telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin (for physicians). For each one of those two professional fields the material covers 24 domains, e.g. decubitus prophylaxis or palliative medicine. Each chapter is designed to cover 5-6 teaching units and offers lots of classroom activities in connection with realistic communicative situations. All fours skills, reading, listening, writing and speaking are practiced. Each set is accompanied by an audio-CD and a teachers’ guide containing answer keys, copy-masters and listening comprehension scripts. The practice material is available online.

Trainingseinheiten 1-3 telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege, Komplettpaket

Trainingseinheiten 4-6 telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege, Komplettpaket

Trainingseinheiten 7-9 telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege, Komplettpaket

Trainingseinheiten 1-3 telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin, Komplettpaket

Trainingseinheiten 4-6 telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin, Komplettpaket

Phrase boxes

The phrase boxes contain cards with phrases that prepare candidates for the kind of dialogues required in the oral exam.

Phrase box telc English A2-B1

Phrase box telc Deutsch A2-B1

Phrase box telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege

Phrase box telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin

Practical tips for teachers

The oral exam: Practical tips for teachers provides video examples of authentic oral exams at level A2 and B1 with the recommended rating. Additionally, you will find detailed information on how to prepare pupils for the oral examination in the accompanying booklet.

Standardised language level examination for schools

This form of language assessment is useful for teachers teaching English classes at the end of primary school (in Germany usually 4th grade) or at the beginning of secondary school (in Germany usually 5th grade). By using this standardized method they can quickly determine their students’ English language competence in each of the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking. The actual items stem from our telc English A1 Junior mock examination 1 and can be ordered in a pack of 35 through our online shop. Answer Sheets are included.