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telc English A2

telc English A2 is a general language exam that you can normally take after an average of 250 – 300 teaching units (45 minutes). The exam can be taken by anyone.



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What can you do at level A2?

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



What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 80 minutes. Before the oral exam you have 15 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Written examination Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar) 15
Listening Comprehension / Situational Responses 20
Reading Comprehension 30
Writing 15
Oral Examination usually together with up to three other candidates 10

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find details of the exam in the telc English A2 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.


The telc English A2 Handbook is designed for teachers who wish to prepare their learners for telc English examinations as well as for examiners, heads of language departments in schools and other ELT professionals. The Handbook explains the structure and specifications of the examination and how the listening, reading, writing and speaking components are assessed alongside the relevant CEFR scales.

The printed version can be found in the telc shop.

English Phrase Box

With telc flash cards, you always have the right words on hand. The English Phrase Box is based on the concept of a five-level flash card system; it allows you to learn vocabulary, sentence structure and common phrases in an effective and methodical way. The phrase box contains 64 flash cards with key phrases featured at level A2-B1, and the cards are helpful for everyday and classroom use as well as preparation for oral examinations. The enclosed instructions provide practical tips for both students and teachers. Visit the telc shop to order your phrase box.

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.

2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in the telc English A2 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 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.

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).