TELC® language tests in Heidelberg

Telc® language certificates are internationally recognized and are offered at all competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference. The F+U Academy of Languages has been a licensed telc® examination center for the telc® European language certificates since 2012.  

Here you can find out everything you need to know about our exam dates, the different certificates, how to successfully register for the exam and how a telc® exam is structured. 

  

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What is TELC®? What are the components of the TELC® exam?

What is tested for the TELC® certificate?

Telc exams at all levels are structured in the same way. They consist of a written and an oral part. Depending on the language level, a Telc exam takes different amounts of time.

What are the benefits of a TELC® certificate?

In addition to personal confirmation, a telc certificate opens up a number of opportunities for you:

  • Improve your chances on the job market
  • Provide evidence of your professional language skills
  • Be admitted to your desired course of study
  • Reunite with your family members
  • Lay the foundation for a life in Germany

From registration to result: TELC exam procedure

After you have paid the exam fees in full, your registration for the exam can be completed. One week before the exam date, you will receive an invitation letter from us with the current exam regulations and the schedule for the exam day.  

If you are prevented from taking the exam on one of our regular dates, we can offer you an individual date at an additional charge. Simply contact us for this purpose.

The evaluation of the exam usually takes four to six weeks. We will inform you by e-mail when the results are ready for you to collect from the examination center.

If you successfully pass the exam, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate from telc. If you do not reach the magic 60% in one part, you can decide at the next appointment whether you want to repeat the whole exam or have the part you passed credited and only repeat the part of the exam you did not pass.  

For each certificate, the F+U Academy of Languages offers suitable preparation courses that will help you maximize your potential on the exam and optimize your performance.

3 variants of TELC® exams

At C1 level, you are expected in the exam to grasp the meaning of longer and more demanding texts, to be able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently, to be able to express yourself in a clearly structured way even on complex issues, and to use various means of text linkage appropriately.  

In one sentence, you must show that you can use the language effectively and flexibly in your studies, training, work or social life.

TELC C1 University

In order to gain admission to a course of study in Germany, successful participation in the telc C1 Hochschule examination is essential. Since the 2016 Conference of Rectors of Universities and Ministers of Education, a certificate from this exam is recognized as proof of language proficiency at universities in Germany. The F+U Academy of Languages is a competence center for telc C1 Hochschule and offers regular exam dates twice a month. In addition, we offer the appropriate preparation course for you.  

The exam is divided into a written part and an oral part.

Written exam:

  • Reading comprehension 90 minutes
  • Break 20
  • Listening comprehension 40 minutes
  • Written expression 70 minutes

Oral exam:

  • usually group examination with two or three participants 16 or 24 minutes respectively

Telc German C1

The German C1 exam is suitable for learners who want or need to document their language competence, such as candidates preparing for further educational steps, professionals as well as job seekers who want to complete their resume with a certificate.  

In addition, we offer the appropriate preparation course for you.  

The exam is divided into a written part and an oral part.

Written exam:

  • Reading comprehension 90 minutes
  • Break 20 minutes
  • Listening comprehension 40 minutes
  • Written expression 70 minutes

Oral exam:

  • usually group examination with two or three participants 16 or 24 minutes respectively

Telc German C1+Beruf

You have completed an education, or are in the process of doing so. Your plan is to start a professional career in Germany, for example in middle management, but you still lack the necessary language certificates: Then the telc C1+Beruf exam is just the right exam for you.

With a certificate for telc Deutsch C1+Beruf you demonstrate profound linguistic competencies. You will be able to follow team meetings or other complex discussions, understand minutes and other work-related written documents, and give clearly understandable presentations yourself.

To do this, you have an extensive repertoire of linguistic tools at your disposal, which you know how to use. You express yourself orally and in writing with complex sentence structures and a high degree of grammatical correctness.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. You will have 20 minutes of preparation time before the oral exam. The written and oral exams usually take place on the same day.

 

Written exam  

Reading comprehension and language components (vocabulary and grammar) 90 min

Listening comprehension 30 min

Written expression 30 min

Oral exam usually together with another participant 16 min

 

You want to prepare even better for the exam? With our language courses this is no problem: we have the course, the teachers and the competence. With us your exam is already in the best hands with the preparation for it

Telc German B2

The telc Deutsch B2 certificate is an all-rounder. With a passed B2 exam, it is possible to apply to study colleges or to register for a professional language exam before a state medical association. telc B2 certificates are also welcome when applying for a job.

In order to show your potential in the exam even better, we also offer you the appropriate preparation course.  

The exam is divided into a written part and an oral part.

Written exam:

  • Reading comprehension language modules (vocabulary and grammar) 90 minutes
  • Listening comprehension 20 minutes
  • Written expression 30 minutes

Oral exam:

  • 15 minutes usually together with another participant

Telc German B2+Beruf

The telc Deutsch B2+ Beruf certificate is a job-related language examination. With this certificate you prove that you can communicate appropriately in writing and orally in everyday professional situations in the German language. This means that you can express yourself clearly and in detail in written business correspondence and that you can take part in everyday professional conversations and respond appropriately. Compared to the telc Deutsch B2 exam, the B2+Beruf exam has the much more extensive subject-related vocabulary. Therefore, a certificate of the exam telc B2+Beruf is very welcome in industry and commerce.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts about two hours. Before the oral exam you will have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral exam takes place immediately after the written exam on the same day.

 

Written exam

Reading comprehension 60 min

Written expression 60 min

Break 20 min

Listening comprehension 30 min

Language modules 30 min

Oral exam usually together with one participant 20 min

 

You want to prepare yourself even better for the exam? With our language courses this is no problem: we have the course, the teachers and the competence. With us, your exam is already in the best hands with the preparation for it.

Telc German Certificate B1

For naturalization, the Zertifikat Deutsch B1, or telc B1 for short, is a recognized proof of sufficient language skills. To show your potential in the exam even better, we also offer you the appropriate preparation course.

With this certificate you show that you can communicate in everyday situations and take part in conversations about your experiences, hobbies or the like. You have mastered the most important grammatical structures and can justify your statements and write a simple coherent text.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. Before the oral exam you have 20 minutes preparation time. The written and oral exams usually take place on the same day.

Written exam       

Reading comprehension and language components (vocabulary and grammar) 90 min

Listening comprehension 30 min

Written expression 30 min

Oral exam usually together with another participant 15 min

Telc German B1+Beruf

You have seen an interesting job advertisement in sales, as a warehouse clerk, driver or in the service sector of gastronomy or hotel business or even in the social care sector. But for your application you still need a corresponding proof of your language skills. To increase your chances of getting this job and to prove your language competence in the upper B1 range (CEFR), we recommend taking the telc Deutsch B1+Beruf exam. This exam is more demanding than the Zertifikat Deutsch B1 or DTZ exam. It shows that you can communicate in a simple way in everyday business life and that you can handle uncomplicated inquiries and orders or give information on the phone. They have no difficulty in using the most important grammatical structures correctly.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. Before the oral exam you will have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral exam takes place immediately after the written exam on the same day.

Written exam  

Reading comprehension language components (vocabulary and grammar) 90

Listening comprehension 30

Written expression 30

Oral exam usually together with another participant 15

You want to prepare even better for the exam? With our language courses this is no problem: we have the course, the teachers and the competence. With us, your exam is already in the best hands with the preparation for it.

 

Telc B1/B2+Beruf

A telc dual level exam tests both levels. It offers a differentiated evaluation of your language competence in the skills reading, listening, writing and speaking. You will find out exactly in which areas level B1 or B2 has been reached. At the end, you will receive a certificate attesting to an overall level of language proficiency of B1 or B2. If the existing language skills are still below level B1, only a notification of the result will be issued.

The telc Deutsch B1-B2+ Beruf examination determines the workplace-related communicative language competence at the respective competence level. Attention is paid to the correct use of grammar, as well as to vocabulary and text comprehension. The test also focuses on oral expression: What is the strategic planning and objective of the candidate's own speech production? The focus here is on pragmatic aspects in understanding and producing speech acts or text types typical of the workplace.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts about two hours. You will have 20 minutes of preparation time before the oral exam. The oral exam takes place immediately after the written exam on the same day.

Written exam

Listening comprehension 25

Reading comprehension Language components (vocabulary and grammar) 60

Written expression 45

Oral exam usually together with another participant 16

You want to prepare even better for the exam? No problem with our language courses: we have the course, the teachers and the competence. With us, your exam is already in the best hands with the preparation for it

Telc Start German A2

Telc Start Deutsch 2 is a general language exam for all age groups who have attended approximately 250-300 hours of instruction and need this language certificate to present to government offices or the workplace.

In order to show your potential in the exam even better, we also offer you the appropriate preparation course.

At level A2 you will be able to communicate in a simple way in typical everyday situations and hold short conversations. In addition, you can use simple grammatical structures correctly.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 70 minutes. Without any further preparation time, you will take the oral exam immediately afterwards.

Written exam       

Listening 20

Reading and writing 50

Oral Examination  - usually together with another participant 15

Telc German A2+Beruf

You have seen an interesting job advertisement in sales, as a warehouse clerk, driver or in the service area of gastronomy or hotel business. But for your application you still need a corresponding proof of your language skills. To increase your chances of getting this job and to prove your language competence in the upper A2 range (CEFR), we recommend that you take the telc Deutsch A2+Beruf exam. This exam is more demanding than the Start Deutsch A2 exam. It shows that you can communicate in a simple way in everyday business life and that you can handle uncomplicated inquiries and orders or give information on the phone. They have no difficulty in using simple grammatical structures correctly.

 

 

The exam procedure

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts two hours. Without any further preparation time, you will take the oral exam directly afterwards.

Written exam

Reading, structures / vocabulary 60 min

Listening 30

Writing 30

Oral exam usually a pair exam 15

You want to prepare even better for the exam? With our language courses this is no problem: we have the course, the teachers and the competence. With us, your exam is already in the best hands with the preparation for it.

Telc Start German A1

Your wife or husband would also like to live in Germany? For this she or he needs a visa? With a Start Deutsch A1 certificate you can apply for a visa. The visa offices of the embassies recognize the Start Deutsch 1 / telc Deutsch A1 certificate.

In order to show their potential in the exam even better, we also offer them the appropriate preparation course.

At level A1 you can communicate in a very simple way about concrete needs (e.g. introducing yourself, eating and drinking, shopping, living). You can use some very simple grammatical structures.

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 65 minutes. Without any further preparation time, you will take the oral exam immediately afterwards.

Written exam       

Listening 20

Reading and writing 45

Oral examination usually together with three other participants 11

German Test for Immigrants (DTZ)

The German Test for Immigrants or DTZ for short is a special examination and is not comparable with the other telc examinations. It was developed in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

The exam is based on predefined dates. It is the only exam for which we cannot offer requested dates or rush evaluations. Our dates are based on the given dates and the end of our integration courses. The DTZ is the right exam if you want to become a naturalized citizen.

The exam is designed to be very true to life. The topics it deals with are close to life and everyday life, since it is based on fields of action from immediate life, such as offices, work, shopping, health, children, media, and housing.

The German Test for Immigrants (DTZ) consists of a written and an oral examination. The written exam lasts 100 minutes and includes listening and reading tasks. In the final written part of the exam, participants are expected to write a short letter. The oral part of the exam lasts about 15 minutes. During this time, the two participants are expected to briefly introduce themselves and talk about certain topics.

At the end, there is a certificate attesting to an overall level of language proficiency of B1 or A2. If the existing language skills are still below level A2, only a notification of the result will be issued.

 

Written exam       

Listening 25

Reading 45

Writing 30

Oral examination usually together with another participant 16

 

Schriftliche Prüfung       

Hören   25

Lesen    45

Schreiben           30

Mündliche Prüfung         in der Regel zusammen mit einer anderen Teilnehmerin oder einem anderen Teilnehmer                 16

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