telc exam A1

What is the telc exam A1?

The telc exam A1 is an exam for people who have had either 100-150 hours of lessons or acquired basic knowledge of German through independent study.

What knowledge do I have at telc A1 level?

Are you a beginner with prior knowledge and German isn’t foreign to you?
With the level German A1 you can use and understand simple sentences (e.g. while shopping or asking for directions). You can use familiar and everyday expressions and you can talk about your concrete needs (e.g. food and drink). You can introduce and answer questions about yourself and ask other people questions about them. Don’t worry: exchanging information is more important than grammar. You don’t have to know complex grammatical structures yet.

Can I use the telc exam A1 for my visa application or a family reunification?

Yes, you can! If you have to show proof of your German level at the German embassy or the General Consulate when applying for the visa, the telc A1 certificate proves that you have knowledge of German. The certificate is accepted by all German embassies.

How much does it cost?

You can find the exam prices here.
Please note that exam registration is only possible until 13pm on the Thursday 2 weeks prior to your exam. For example, if your exam is on a Friday, then the deadline to register is 15 days before your exam; if your exam is on a Saturday, then the deadline to register is 16 days before your exam.

When can I take the exam?

It usually takes place on a Friday – both parts of the exam (written and oral) are done on the same day. The results are usually available within approx. five weeks. You can find the exact dates and prices here.

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How can I prepare for the exam?

You can learn everything you need to know for your telc exam A1 in our intensive courses at speakeasy. You can book a tailored preparation for the exam format with our private lessons. Here, you will learn about the structure of the exam, typical content, the exam format and exam strategies. Find out here if we also offer a preparatory course for your level.

A mock exam can be found here: www.telc.net

How is the telc exam A1 structured?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam takes 65 minutes and tests your knowledge in the areas of reading, listening comprehension and writing. The oral part of your telc exam A1 tests your speaking abilities and takes place on the same day as the written exam.

Written Exam
Min.
Listening Comprehension
20
Reading and Writing
45
Oral Part
Min.
usually together with another participant
11

Your telc exam A1 advantages with speakeasy:

  • one appointment per month
  • licensed examination center
  • both telc A1 exam parts on one day
  • automatic sending of the results by email
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