Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1

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Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1

If you already have a good basic knowledge of German, Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1 is the right exam for you. It tests general language competence and can be taken by anyone.
The Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1 is recognised as proof of sufficient language competence for a German citizenship application.

What can you do at level B1?

At level A2 you can communicate in a simple way in typical everyday situations. In a familiar context you can hold short conversations. You can use simple 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 and 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): 90 Minutes.

Listening Comprehension: 30 Minutes.
Writing: 30 Minutes.

Oral Examination:

usually in pairs: 15 Minutes.


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 the language level B1.
1.Familiarise yourself with the procedure and types of subtests of the Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1 examination. The mock examination and the brochure (Zertifikat Deutsch, Lernziele und Testformat) will help you with this.
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