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telc English A1

telc English A1 is a general language exam that you can normally take after an average of 100 - 150 teaching units (45 minutes). Whether you are at school, at university, employed or retired, the exam can be taken by anyone. 

 

 

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What can you do at level A1?

At level A1, you can communicate in a very simple way about needs of a concrete type (e.g. introductions, food and drink, shopping or saying where you live). You can use a few very basic grammatical constructions.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 70 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

Min
Written examination Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar) 10
Listening Comprehension / Situational Responses 15
Reading Comprehension 30
Writing 15
Oral Examination usually together with up to three other candidates 15

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find details of the exam in the telc English A1 mock examination. This is a complete test (with answer key) that you can try out at home or in your lessons. You can also read about the exam procedure and learn how the written test and oral performance are rated.

You can download the mock examination and the relevant MP3 files here, free of charge. The printed version and the audio CD are available in the telc shop.

How can I prepare myself for the examination?

 

1. You can prepare by taking language courses or studying on your own. Many bookshops sell course books that prepare you specifically for the language level A1.

2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in the telc English A1 examination. The mock examination and the learning objectives will help you with this.

When can I take the examination?

Your telc examination centre offers examinations regularly, and centres can also offer exams on request. Please enquire at the centre to see when the next exam is scheduled. When you’re planning to take your exam, please note that your examination centre has to register the exam with telc 12 days before the exam date.

Where can I take a telc examination?

Individuals can take exams at all telc-registered examination centres, including many adult education centres. Please be aware that some examination centres do not offer the entire telc programme. To find examination centres in your area, please click here.

How much does the examination cost?

Your examination centre will inform you about the exam fee. Because each examination centre is free to determine its own exam fees, telc cannot give you any cost-related details.

How long does it take to receive the telc certificate?

About 80% of the certificates are sent out to the examination centre three weeks after the completed exam documents have been received at the telc head office in Frankfurt.

Can the examination be repeated?

Yes, exams can be repeated as often as you wish. At this level, you have to repeat the whole exam (both the written and oral parts).

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