The German telc exam B1 is an exam for people who already have basic knowledge of German and who are either interested in further studies or starting vocational training.
At the level B1 you can communicate in all important situations. When clear standard language is used and when the conversation is about familiar topics such as work, school or free time, you can understand the main content and you can talk in a simple but coherent way. When travelling in German speaking countries you can understand most everyday situations without difficulties. In your everyday life you can talk effortlessly about familiar topics and personal interests. You can describe different experiences, your dreams, hopes and goals and give short explanations. At the level telc B1 you use the most important grammatical structures correctly. But don’t worry, mistakes are still allowed! You don’t have to be perfect yet.
Before being allowed to become a German citizen or before starting certain vocational training, it is necessary to have a sufficient knowledge of German. The certificate telc Deutsch B1 serves as proof. The certificate is accepted in Germany and also in many public institutions abroad.
A summary of the price for the telc exam B1 can be found 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.
speakeasy usually offers telc exams on five appointments per month, on Fridays and Saturdays. You can take the oral as well as the written part of the exam on the same day. The results are usually available after approx. six weeks. Please check out our summary of the exact dates and prices here.
You can learn all the important vocab and grammar rules in our speakeasy intensive courses.
A great fact about booking a telc exam B1 at speakeasy is that it is part of a package: What you book is an exam preparation course including the exam! Another great fact is that this exam preparation course takes place in a virtual classroom online! This means you can log in from wherever you are – from home, from work or even from the U-Bahn. The course has four appointments during which you will learn more about the different parts of the exam and be introduced to helpful strategies to pass the exam.
If you don’t want to wait until the start of your exam preparation course, why not have a look at a mock exam.
The telc exam B1 consists of two parts – a written part and an oral part. The written exam focusses on reading, listening comprehension and writing. It takes two hours and 30 minutes. In the oral exam, your speaking abilities are assessed, and you can take this part of the exam on the same day as the written part or book another appointment for the oral exam on another day. Before your oral exam starts, you will have 20 minutes to prepare.