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If you want to take a telc Deutsch B1 exam, you have come to the right place. With us you can take the exams telc Deutsch B1, telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf and telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf as well as prepare for the exam 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.
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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.
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
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telc Deutsch B1 - general language exam
The telc B1 examination is a general language examination. It is designed for adults to demonstrate their general language proficiency at the B1 level of the CEFR for personal and professional purposes. Having B1 level means being able to communicate in a simple and coherent way in everyday life, when traveling and in your own field of interest. In the area of grammar, you generally use the most important structures correctly.
You can take the telc B1 exam with us. The Academy of Languages has been a recognized examination center for telc examinations for many years. We advise and support you competently in all matters concerning your personal telc examination.
The telc B1 exam consists of an oral and a written part. Both parts are taken on the same day. The written exam lasts a total of 120 minutes. The oral exam is taken in pairs and lasts 15 minutes.
The written part of the exam tests competencies in the areas of reading comprehension, language modules (grammar and vocabulary), listening comprehension and written expression. You will have a total of 90 minutes for the reading comprehension and language components sections. The listening comprehension section and the written expression section each take 30 minutes.
In the area of reading comprehension, the three sub-competencies global comprehension, partial comprehension and selective comprehension are tested. Global comprehension is about understanding the main content of short texts. Detailed comprehension tests whether you can filter out specific information from a text. In selective comprehension you have to prove that you understand whether a text contains the requested information or not. The tasks are divided into multiple choice and matching tasks.
Language building blocks is divided into the areas of grammar and vocabulary (lexis). In both areas the task is to fill in gaps in a text with one of several given answer options (multiple choice).
In the area of listening comprehension, the same sub-competencies are tested as in reading comprehension: namely global comprehension, partial comprehension, and selective comprehension. The tasks in all areas have a true-false format.
In the written expression section, you have the task of writing an informal or semi-formal e-mail based on four guiding points.
Oral expression is divided into three parts. In the first part, you and your exam partner will get to know each other with the help of some guiding questions. After that, you will talk about a controversial topic on which a text was read during the preparation time. The last task is to work out a program together by making suggestions, reacting to the suggestions of your counterpart and then making decisions together.
B1 telc exams for your job
The telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf exam is a job-specific exam, focusing on work situations in the office. This exam is designed for adults to prove your job-specific language skills at level B1+ of the CEFR. B1+ means that your language skills are slightly above level B1.
You are able to express yourself in a simple and coherent manner in everyday professional situations. Your job, your company and the corresponding products are among the areas you can talk about. You normally use the most important grammar structures correctly.
You can take the telc Deutsch B1+ 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 Deutsch B1+ Beruf
The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. The oral exam is a 15-minute partner exam. You will have 20 minutes directly before to prepare for the oral exam.
The written exam consists of four subtests: reading comprehension, language modules, listening comprehension and written expression.
You have a total of 90 minutes for reading comprehension and language modules.
In reading comprehension, your competencies are tested in global comprehension, detailed comprehension, and selective comprehension. You will be given both matching and multiple choice tasks. In global comprehension, you will receive several e-mails or letters, to each of which you must assign an appropriate subject. In detailed comprehension, you will receive a nested e-mail. You have to extract detailed information from the text to answer the questions. In selective comprehension, you read 12 advertisements and must decide whether or not the information you need is included.
In the language building blocks section, your grammar skills and vocabulary are tested. There is a text with several gaps for each section. You have to decide which term fits into each gap in the text.
In listening comprehension, as in reading comprehension, the competencies global comprehension, detailed comprehension and selective comprehension are tested. All three are tested with tasks in correct-false format.
In the written expression part, you must write a semi-formal letter based on four guiding questions. You will have 30 minutes to do this.
Oral expression consists of three parts. In the first part, contact, you have the task of familiarizing yourself with your test partner. You will be given keywords for orientation. After that, you will exchange ideas with your partner about a topic that you have both worked on during the preparation time. After that, you and your partner solve a problem together by expressing your idea, making suggestions, and responding to your counterpart's suggestions.
telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf is an job-specific exam, focusing on work situations in the office. It is a scaled exam that helps to distinguish exactly what level your competencies are in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
At level B1, you are able to understand the main points in workplace situations when communicated in clear standard language. In terms of productive skills, your repertoire includes simple utterances, reports on experiences, and describing goals.
If you have B2 level, you understand the main contents of complex workplace-related texts. In your own areas of interest, you can participate in conversations in such a way that you can present your own point of view.
With us you can take the telc Deutsch B1·B2 Beruf exam. 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 B1·B2 Beruf
The exam consists of an oral and a written part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 10 minutes. Before the oral exam you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam lasts 16 minutes and is taken in pairs.
The written exam consists of listening, reading, language components and writing.
Listening takes 25 minutes. You will be tested on your ability to understand telephone announcements, everyday conversations, meetings or interviews, and different opinions on a topic. The tasks are divided into multiple choice, true-false and matching formats.
You have a total of 60 minutes for the reading and language components.
In reading you prove that you understand e-mails globally, posts of a forum, different types of reading texts, e.g. instructions and circulars, and regulative texts. Here, too, there are multiple choice, true-false and matching tasks.
In the language building blocks test section, you will be given two cloze texts, one for internal correspondence, one for external correspondence, which will be used to test your vocabulary and grammar skills. You have to decide which terms fit into the gaps. The task formats are multiple choice and matching.
In the last part of the written exam, writing, you have 45 minutes to write two texts. One is about communication in a professional context and the other is about communication between colleagues. In each case, you will receive three guiding questions or hints on content-related aspects that should appear in your text.
The oral exam consists of three tasks. The first task is to talk spontaneously about experiences and opinions. You and your partner will each comment on an illustration depicting an activity. Follow-up questions from the examiner will encourage you or your partner to talk about your own experiences on the topic, for example. Then you and the other exam candidate each independently present the topic you worked on during the preparation time. Based on the short presentation, the other exam candidate asks follow-up questions. The final task is for you and your partner to conduct a workplace-oriented planning discussion together. You make suggestions, respond to your partner's suggestions, and clarify the distribution of tasks at the end.
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.
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.
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