telc Deutsch C1

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telc Deutsch C1

telc Deutsch C1 tests general German language competence at a very advanced level. The exam is suitable for adults who use German socially, professionally or academically in their studies.

What can you do at level C1?

At level C1 you can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You are familiar with idiomatic phrases and can vary your style of language as appropriate. You can use the language with a high degree of grammatical accuracy.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes (incl. a 20-minute break). Before the oral exam, you have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Written Examination:

Reading: 90 Minutes.

Break: 20 Minutes.
Listening Comprehension: 40 Minutes.
Writing: 70 Minutes.

Oral Examination:

usually a group exam with to or three candidates: 16 or 24 Minutes.


How do I prepare myself for the examination?
1. You can prepare by taking language courses or studying on your own. Many bookshops sell course books that prepare you specifically for the language level C1.
2. Familiarise yourself with the exam procedure and types of subtests in the telc Deutsch C1 examination. The mock examination will help you with this.
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