telc Deutsch B2 – Zertifikat Deutsch B2

What is telc Deutsch B2 or Zertifikat Deutsch B2?

telc Deutsch B2 or the Zertifikat Deutsch B2 is an exam for those of you who have general knowledge of German on an advanced level and who have to show a sufficient understanding of German for university or a job.

What can I do at the level of telc Deutsch B2?

It’s now clear that your previous work was worth the effort! You have studied hard and can grasp the German grammar quite well. At the level telc Deutsch B2 you can talk about a wide range of topics clearly and in detail. You can understand the main content of complex texts as well as abstract topics, and due to your broad vocabulary, you can understand complex connections in your personal area of expertise. You also know how to negotiate and debate convincingly and you can take up a position on a current topic. Conversations with native speakers run smoothly and without strain on either side. Even at the bar you can now have spontaneous talks at a high level!

Who should take the telc Deutsch B2 exam?

No matter if for work or university, the Zertifikat Deutsch B2 is recognised worldwide and is a valued proof of your language proficiency for employers and educational facilities (which is sometimes required as part of your application). The Zertifikat Deutsch B2 is a requirement in many countries for the study of German Philology. Other study programmes in German speaking countries may have different language requirements you need to meet – speakeasy offers telc language exams for all levels.

How much does the telc Deutsch B2 exam cost?

The price for the exam can be found here. Please register at least 31 days prior to the exam to avoid a late registration fee of 30€.

On the last day of the regular registration period, it is possible to sign up until 12pm. From then on up until 9 days before the exam, it is still possible to register but the late registration fee applies.

The expedited correction is available for 70€ and reduces the correction time of your results to only three weeks. If you want to get your results faster, make sure to book it when you sign up for the exam.

When can I take the exam?

You can take the oral and the written part of the exam on the same day. The exam day is usually a Friday. The results are usually available after approx. six weeks. The exact dates and prices of the exam are available here.

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How can I prepare for the exam?

In our speakeasy intensive courses, you can practise all the vocab and grammar you need to know for your telc Deutsch B2 exam. A specific preparation for the exam format is possible in our online exam preparation courses – these are already part of the package you booked when you signed up to take the exam! Your exam preparation course takes place in a virtual classroom on four appointments before your exam day. During these appointments, you will be introduced to the different parts of the exam so that you know exactly what to expect. Your speakeasy teacher will also share some handy strategies and advice that will help you in your exam.

Another good way to prepare is to have a look at the B2 mock exam.

What do I need to know about the exam structure?

There are two parts to the exam: The written part, lasting 2 hours and 20 minutes, assesses your listening and reading comprehension and your writing. The oral exam focusses on your speaking and can take place either on the same day as the written exam or on another day. For this part of the exam, you have 20 minutes to prepare.

Written Exam
Listening Comprehension
Oral Exam
usually together with another participant
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