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telc – language tests

telc stands for The European Language Certificates. We offer language tests based on international standards: fair, transparent and reliable.

telc is an awarding organisation dedicated to high quality language skills assessment and certification, recognised among others by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), the independent authority that regulates qualifications, examinations, and assessments in the United Kingdom.

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Consistent with our European focus, we currently offer more than 80 different examinations in 10 languages. All telc examinations are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and contents are specifically tailored to the requirements of different groups of people.

We cooperate with a broad network of institutions. These include ministries and government offices, educational networks, publishers, other test providers and quality networks.

Many telc qualifications are regulated by Ofqual, the statutory regulatory authority for external qualifications in the United Kingdom. The list of Ofqual regulated exams include:

The telc licence – added value for your institution

A telc Certificate is an acknowledgement of excellence in language. Successful exam candidates profit from their achievements, but so does your institution: Success stories spread quickly.

Get a telc licence for your institution and be part of our worldwide partner network!

  • more than 2,000 telc licensed partners in over 20 countries
  • more than 100 telc trainers
  • more than 12,000 licensed examiners in Europe

Important advantages

  • With a telc licence, you demonstrate that your institution is competent in preparing students for language examinations.
  • In telc workshops, you can provide your teachers with special examiner training.
  • The telc exams give you an effective instrument to maintain quality standards, with a minimum expenditure of resources.
  • The expectation of a certificate increases learner motivation.
  • Your status as licensed telc partner is documented by your use of the telc logo in conjunction with your own business branding.

telc examinations at a glance

  • Ten languages at all CEFR levels
  • Examinations on flexible exam dates, starting from 1 participant
  • Exam formats geared to candidates’ specific requirements
  • Advantageous price structure
  • Individual service
  • International acceptance
  • Reliable testing methodology

Would you like to offer your learners telc certification of their language proficiency? Apply for the licensing of your institution as a telc examination centre!

In a first step, please send an email to Mareike Wantia, briefly introducing your institution and stating the reasons why you are interested in a telc licence.

telc Campus

Are you interested in

  • Free Online Learning Activities in English?
  • Online Training or Coaching for medical professionals in German?

Register now for free at telc Campus - your online training platform!

Go to telc Campus now!

Exam Preparation

You will find all of the telc support materials you need to fully prepare for your exam in the telc Shop:

Go to the telc Shop

An overview of all our exams, including free download of mock exams, can be accessed via our website.

Useful hints for Exam Preparation

Even when you have reached the necessary CEFR level, you will want to know what exactly is expected from you in the exam. telc provides material in various forms to familiarise yourself with the exam format and to prepare specifically for the exam.

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