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telc English A2·B1 Business

telc English A2·B1 Business is a dual-level examination. It tests your English language competence in work-related situations. The exam can be taken by anyone.

 

 

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What can you do at levels A2 and B1?

At level A2, you can communicate in a simple way in everyday situations related to your job. You can hold short conversations in a familiar context and can use simple grammatical structures correctly.

At level B1, you can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday work-related situations, when travelling and when talking about topics that are of personal interest. You can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. On the whole, you can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 100 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

Min
Written examination Listening 25
Reading 45
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually together with one other candidate 16

What is expected from you in the examination?

 

You can find details of the exam in the

telc English A2-B1 Business 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.

Additional material

The Handbook telc English A2-B1 offers comprehensive information about the dual-level test format. It describes how the receptive and productive skills are tested, marking criteria, the CEFR framework and more. It is particularly valuable for teachers preparing students for the dual-level English examination, and for telc examiners, managers of language departments and other interested parties.

Tipps für Teilnehmende

In the Tips for Test Takers A2-B1, you will find detailed information about all the subtest types found in the exam. In addition, there are examples of written work from candidates and comments on how these are rated.

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 A2 and B1.

2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in the telc English A2-B1 Business examination. The mock examination and the learning objectives will help you with this.

Can I use a dictionary during telc telc English A2-B1 Business?

No.

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 30 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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