C1 Deutsch telc - all info on the telc C1 German exams

If you want to take a telc Deutsch C1 exam, you have come to the right place. With us you can take the exams telc Deutsch C1, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule and telc Deutsch C1 Beruf as well as prepare for the exams with one of our exam preparation courses.

telc examinations stand for consistently high quality, both in Germany and internationally. As a member of ALTE, the Association of Language Testers in Europe, telc is committed to accurate testing and grading, as well as fair assessment of language skills according to levels A1 to C2 of the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. telc exams are therefore highly recognized by companies, government agencies, schools and universities.

Exam dates and prices

We offer you maximum flexibility in the choice of dates. You have the option of taking your exam on one of the general dates, as well as setting a personal preferred date.

General date

The basic price of the exam is 160€.

Exam fee: 160 EUR

Minimum number of participants: Four candidates

Individual exam date

If you do not have time on the general exam dates, we also offer exams on a day of your choice. The total cost of your exam will be 260€.

Exam fee: 260 EUR

General exam dates and registration deadlines

Exam datesRegistration deadline
15.01.202229.12.2022
05.02.202219.01.2022
12.03.202223.02.2022
09.04.202223.03.2022
07.05.202220.04.2022
11.06.202225.05.2022
09.07.202222.06.2022
13.08.202227.07.2022
10.09.202224.08.2022
01.10.202214.09.2022
26.11.202209.11.2022
10.12.202223.11.2022

telc Deutsch C1 - general language exam

The telc C1 examination is a general language examination. It is designed for adults to demonstrate your general language proficiency at the C1 level of the CEFR for personal and professional purposes. If your knowledge of German is at the C1 level, you can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You have the linguistic means to adapt your speaking style to the situation in a targeted manner, while making hardly any grammatical errors.

You can take the telc C1 exam with us. The Academy of Languages has been a recognized examination center for telc examinations for amany years. We advise and support you competently in all matters concerning your personal telc examination.

Exam format

The telc C1 exam has a written and an oral part. The written part lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes, of which 20 minutes is a break. The oral part lasts about 15 minutes. With us you take both parts of the exam on the same day.

The written exam is divided into the sections reading comprehension, language building blocks, listening comprehension and written expression.

In the reading comprehension section, there are the following sections: text reconstruction, selective comprehension, detailed comprehension and global comprehension. In the text reconstruction you have to match given blanks in the text with one of several given sentences. In the selective comprehension section you will be asked questions. You have to decide in which paragraph of the text the questions are answered. Detailed comprehension is tested by giving you statements about a text. You then have to decide whether these are correct, incorrect or not in the text. You also have to choose a heading for this text to prove your global comprehension of the text.

In the language building blocks section, you will be tested on your grammar and vocabulary skills. You are given a text with gaps and have to decide which term fits into the gap. The task format is multiple choice.

The listening comprehension section consists of three segments: Global Comprehension, Detailed Comprehension, Information Transfer. In global comprehension, you have to match statements to a person. The tasks of detailed comprehension are multiple choice. In Information Transfer, you have to write down the information you hear in key words according to a given scheme.

The written expression part requires you to write an opinion or discussion. You must develop your own point of view on a topic and present it argumentatively.

In the oral examination, you will present a topic for about 3 minutes. Your partner will briefly summarize your presentation and ask you questions about your presentation. Afterwards, the roles are reversed: your partner presents and you ask questions. In the last part of the oral exam, you and your partner will discuss a controversial topic.

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telc C1 Beruf

The telc Deutsch C1 Beruf exam is a job-specific exam, focusing on work situations in the context of commercial office activities. To have C1 level in a language means to be able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently and to master the linguistic means to vary your own style of speaking according to the situation. At this level you will hardly make any grammatical mistakes.

You can take the telc Deutsch C1 Beruf exam with us. The Academy of Languages has been an official telc examination center for many years. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about telc exams and would be happy to welcome you to take a telc exam with us soon.

Exam format telc Deutsch C1 Beruf

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 3 hours and 20 minutes. You will have an additional 20-minute break. Before the oral exam you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam itself lasts 16 minutes and takes place as a pair exam.

The written exam consists of the parts reading comprehension, language building blocks, listening comprehension and written expression.

The reading comprehension and language modules sections together take 90 minutes.

The reading comprehension part is divided into three sections: Text Reconstruction, Selective Comprehension, and Detailed Comprehension. In the Text Reconstruction section, you will be given a cloze text. Your task is to fill in the gaps with given sentence components. In the selective comprehension section, you prove that you roughly understand what a text is about. In the detailed comprehension section, you show that you understand texts in detail.

In the language building blocks section, your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is tested with the help of a cloze text and associated multiple choice tasks.

For the listening comprehension you have 40 minutes. It consists of the tasks Global Comprehension, Detailed Comprehension and Information Transfer. You demonstrate that you understand audio input both in its entirety and in detail and that you can take structured notes on a presentation.

The written expression takes 70 minutes. Your task is to write a discussion or statement on one of two topics. Your text should have a length of about 350 words.

The oral examination consists of two tasks. Before you and your partner start with the actual tasks, you will briefly introduce yourselves to each other. The first task is to give a short talk that you have prepared during the preparation time. You will be given a choice of two out of twelve given topics. After your presentation, your partner will ask you questions about them. Then you switch roles. The second task is to discuss a topic with your partner. You express your opinion, give reasons for it and respond to your partner's arguments.


C1 telc Hochschule

If you want to study at a German university, you usually need proof of sufficient language skills. You can provide this proof by passing the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam, which is designed for adults who want to study at a German-speaking university, who are already studying, or who are working in an academic profession.

The telc C1 Hochschule exam tests your knowledge of German with a focus on university-relevant skills at the C1 level of the CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Having the C1 level in a language means being able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently and having the linguistic means to vary your own style of speaking according to the situation. At this level, you will hardly ever make grammatical mistakes.

For many years, several hundred candidates have taken the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam with us every year. You too can benefit from our experience and register with us for telc C1 Hochschule. We would be pleased to welcome you soon for an examination in our company and would be happy to advise you on your way there.

C1 Hochschule exam format

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute break. Before the oral exam, you have 20 minutes to prepare. The oral exam lasts 16 or 24 minutes, depending on whether you take the exam in pairs or threes.

In the written exam, you will be tested in the areas of reading comprehension, language modules, listening comprehension, and written expression.

You will have a total of 90 minutes for the reading comprehension and language components sections.

In reading comprehension, you can expect tasks on text reconstruction, global comprehension, detailed comprehension and selective comprehension. In text reconstruction, you will be given a cloze text. You have to match each gap with one of several given sentences. In the selective comprehension part you have to assign given functions to the different paragraphs in a text. Detail comprehension and global comprehension are tested in a single text. In detail comprehension you have to decide whether a statement is true, false or not contained in the text. In Global Comprehension you have to assign one of several given headings to this text.

In the language building blocks section, your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is tested via multiple choice tasks.

The listening comprehension section takes about 40 minutes. Here you will be tested in global comprehension, detailed comprehension and information transfer. In global comprehension you have to match different statements to different speakers. Detailed comprehension is tested in the form of multiple choice tasks. The information transfer task requires you to memorize key points from a listening text.

In the written expression task, you will have 70 minutes to write a discussion or opinion piece on a given topic.

The oral examination consists of each candidate giving a 3-minute presentation on the topic he or she has worked on during the preparation period. Afterwards, the exam partner summarizes the presentation and asks questions about it. Then that examinee presents his or her own topic, followed by a summary and questions from the partner. In the last part of the oral examination, both partners discuss a controversial topic.

Procedure: from registering to passing the exam

1. Contact us and clarify any questions you may still have.

2. Decide on an exam date and let us know.

3. Pay the invoice upon receipt.

4. Familiarize yourself with the invitation letter and the current exam regulations, which you will receive about a week before the exam.

5. Show up for your exam as indicated in the invitation letter.

6. If desired: On the day of the exam, request to have your results sent by mail. Pay the shipping directly on site.

7. Otherwise: collect your exam results from us when you have received notification from us that your exam results are available approximately 4 - 6 weeks after the exam.

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

The day of the exam

1. Arrival at the examination center: You will be welcomed by our team and taken to your examination room.

2. The invigilator in the examination room will direct you to the checkroom. Please make sure that you do not bring your cell phone or smartwatches into the examination room.

3. Back in the examination room: the invigilator explains the examination regulations, checks your ID cards and explains the procedure for the written examination.

4. The exam papers are handed out and the examination starts.

5. At the end of the written exam, you may have a snack and wait in our waiting room for your oral exam. Please note: cell phones and smart watches are still prohibited at this point!

6. Before the start of your oral exam, you will be allowed 20 minutes to prepare in a separate room. You will receive your assignments there.

7. The examiner will pick you up after the preparation time and go with you to the examination room.

8. Oral exam: The exam lasts 15 to 20 minutes.

9. After the oral exam, our team will escort you to your belongings in the checkroom.

10. Upon request, we will provide you with a confirmation of participation.

Contact, questions and registration for telc German exams

"We will be happy to advise you. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page or call us. "

Tina Gajdics
Consultant at Academy of Languages

☎ +49 6221 9120 35

General exam dates and registration deadlines

Exam datesRegistration deadline
15.01.202229.12.2022
05.02.202219.01.2022
12.03.202223.02.2022
09.04.202223.03.2022
07.05.202220.04.2022
11.06.202225.05.2022
09.07.202222.06.2022
13.08.202227.07.2022
10.09.202224.08.2022
01.10.202214.09.2022
26.11.202209.11.2022
10.12.202223.11.2022
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