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telc Español B1 Escuela

telc Español B1 Escuela is a general language exam for school pupils aged about 14 to 17.  Pupils who are taught Spanish as their second foreign language (from class 7) can normally take the exam in class 11. Pupils who start learning Spanish later take the exam at a later date.

For adults at this level we recommend the examination telc Español B1.

B1 telc Español B1 Escuela

What can pupils do at level B1?

They can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations, while travelling and when talking about topics which are of personal interest. They can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. On the whole they 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 2 hours 30 minutes. Before the oral exam the pupils have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Written examination Reading Comprehension
Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar)
Listening Comprehension 30
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually in pairs 10

What is expected from pupils in the examination?

You can find out the details of the exam by looking at the mock examination telc Español B1 Escuela. This is a complete test (with answer key), which can be tried out at home or in lessons. In addition, you can read about the exam procedure and 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.

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Copy-Masters offer a rich variety of vocabulary, speaking, writing, idiom, listening and reading activities for the class room. Teachers can also find tips on how to apply the material in their lessons.
The exercises have various topics and are especially tailored for telc Spanish School A2 and B1. New topics will be available at regular intervals.

Who can take a telc school examination?

Anybody who is enrolled at a secondary school or has a valid student ID card can take a telc school examination.

How do pupils prepare themselves for the examination?



  1. Pupils usually develop their language competence in lessons at school or through language courses. Additionally, many bookshops sell course books that prepare pupils specifically for the language level A2.
  2. The mock examination can help to familiarise pupils with the procedures and types of subtests in the telc Español B1 Escuela examination. Pupils should familiarise themselves with the format of the examination well before taking it.




When can they 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 they 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.  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.