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telc English B2

telc English B2 tests your general English language competence at an advanced level. The exam can be taken by anyone.

The best exam for professional purposes at this level is telc English B2 Business. We also offer telc English B2 Technical, specially developed for those working in the technical sector.

 

 

B2 telc English B2

What can you do at level B2?

 

At level B2, you can express yourself clearly and explicitly and discuss and

negotiate successfully. You have a solid command of the vocabulary needed for your field of specialisation and for most general topics. Your usage of grammar is sound.

 

 

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours 20 minutes. Before the oral exam you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Min
Written examination Reading Comprehension
Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar)
90
Listening Comprehension 20
Writing 30
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 B2 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

English Practice Material

This four volume set consists of one module each for the four skills Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The target group is adult learners who are at CEFR competence levels B1 and B2. Each module contains 20 short units dealing with a specific emotion or feeling, such as happiness, anger, disappointment, curiosity, fear, nostalgia or surprise, and looks at it from different aspects. Find out more about the English Practice Material here.

Additional Online Learning Activities can be found on telc Campus.

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 B2.

2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in the telc English B2 examination. The mock examination and the learning objectives will help you with this.

Why is the B2 exam shorter than the B1 exam?

In the B2 exam, the listening texts are only played once and not repeated.

Can I use a dictionary during telc English B2?

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.  If you have failed just the oral exam or just the written exam, you do not need to take the whole examination again. You will find details on this under § 5 of the examination regulations.

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