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telc Français B1 pour la Profession

telc Français B1 pour la Profession tests your French language competence in various everyday situations at work. The exam can be taken by anyone. We recommend telc Français B1 as a general language exam at this level.

B1 telc Français B1 pour la Profession

What can you do at level B1?

You can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday business situations, while on business trips and when talking about topics that are of personal interest. You can describe business processes, outline aims 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 2 hours 30 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.

Written examination Reading Comprehension
Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar)
Listening Comprehension 30
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually in pairs 15

What can you expect in the examination?

You can find out about the exam procedure and how the written test and oral performance are rated by taking the mock examination telc Français B1 pour la Profession. This is a complete test (with answer key), which you can try out at home or in your lessons.

The mock examination and the relevant MP3 files are available for download here free of charge. The printed version and the Audio-CD are available in the telc shop.

How do I prepare myself for the examination?



  1. Gain language competence in language courses or study on your own. Bookshops have course books that prepare you specifically for business French at B1 level.
  1. Familiarise yourself with the procedure and types of subtests of the telc Français B1 pour la Profession examination. The mock examination will help you with this.




May I use a dictionary during telc Français B1 pour la Profession?


When can I take the examination?

Your telc examination centre offers examinations regularly, and can also offer exams upon request. Please enquire at the 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 I take the examination?

At all telc examination centres (e.g. Adult Education Centres). Please be aware that some examination centres do not offer the entire telc programme. To find the examination centre in you area, please 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 I repeat the examination?

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.