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Tests and examinations may not always be our favourite things in the world, but of course they’re very often a vital
part of any kind of studying – language examinations being no exception. Many of the students at Speakeasy require a
formal assessment of their language skills. These days it is not at all unusual for employers to require proof that
you’ve passed particular language examinations before they give you a job. It can be just as important if you’re working
on getting admission into a German university – they very often require language certificates.
Either way, it’s of course very important that we help you with this however we can. People quite often see language examinations as a real drain of time, money and stress… But at Speakeasy we really aim to do everything we can to ensure that this is not the case! We don’t want you to let the pressure of language examinations get to you and above all we don’t believe you should be spending loads on specific exam preparation courses. So we want to assure you that, when you’re training at Speakeasy, language examinations are not something you need to worry about!
If you’re learning with us at Speakeasy, you may not need or want to take language
examinations, but if you do, it is really important to us that the experience is not overly
stressful for you and above all that you are not panicking with last minute
Here are the key reasons why at Speakeasy, your language examinations are hopefully not going to be a problem…
For students taking any kind of language examinations the point is that it’s about providing yourself with a certificate that is recognized worldwide, something that can open doors for you: at work, at university or in everyday life… So of course it’s important to have a language examinations certificate that’s really worth getting! telc stands for The European Language Certificates. As the name suggests, they are widely considered to be ‘the’ certificates to have when it comes to language examinations. The not-for-profit organisation telc GmbH has established itself over 45 years, with over 3,000 telc licensed partners in over 20 countries and more than 12,000 licensed examiners in Europe. Apart from having been around a long time, telc is also known for keeping up with the times - updating test formats and evaluation techniques and using the latest technology to assure the quality of the telc certificates.
To get started booking a language course or test at Speakeasy click here to check your language level via our online test.
Each examination consists of a written and a spoken component, with the written component covering reading, writing and listening skills. We are currently offering telc examinations in German, English and Spanish at all levels from A1 to C2. Please note that you need to register at least 30 days in advance of the respective examination date. (Late applicants are required to pay an additional one-time fee of 30 euros.) Please note - language examinations are arranged on an individual basis. Prices listed below are total costs including the price of the examination and the school’s costs to manage the assessment.
We also offer preparatory courses, to help you prepare for the examination. Along with the structure, content and format of the examination, you will also learn specific examination strategies. You can register for the course here: