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telc Français B1 Ecole

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

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

B1 telc Français B1 Ecole

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 Français B1 Ecole. 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.

How do pupils prepare themselves for the examination?



  1. Usually pupils gain language competence in school lessons or in a language course. Additionally, bookshops have course books that prepare them specifically for the language level B1.
  1. In the mock examination pupils can familiarise themselves with the procedure and types of subtests of the telc Français B1 Ecole lexamination. They should know the format of the exam well, before they take the examination.




May a dictionary be used during telc Français B1 Ecole?


When can pupils take a telc school examination?

telc examination centres offer examinations regularly, and can also offer exams upon request. Please enquire at your centre when the next exam is scheduled. When you plan, please take into consideration that your examination centre has to register the exam at telc 30 days before the exam date.

Where can pupils take a telc school examination?

At all schools that have been licensed by telc and at telc examination centres (e.g. Adult Education Centres). Please enquire at your school. Additionally, you can find examination centres in your area if you click here.

What does the examination cost?

Your examination centre will inform you about the exam fee. Each examination centre is free to determine the exam fee individually, so unfortunately we cannot give you any details.

Can the examination be taken again?

Yes, 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.