telc exam C1 Hochschule in Berlin

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What is the telc exam C1 Hochschule?

The telc exam C1 Hochschule is an exam for those of you who have university related knowledge of German at a very advanced level and who have to show proof of their language knowledge for their university application. The exam is also very useful for those of you who already are at university or in an academic profession.

What can I do at the level telc exam C1 Hochschule?

Do thoughts and ideas come to you in German instead of in your first language? This is a sign that you have become an expert in German. You don’t have to look for words – or at least not notably – and you are able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You can even adapt your style of speech to different scenarios – e.g. to a work-related situation on the one hand and to talking with friends on the other hand. It is no problem anymore to talk about complex topics either in writing or in speaking and you generally only make few grammar mistakes. At the level C1, German has become a part of you!

Who should take the exam?

Do you want to study at a German university and have to show proof of your language skills? This certificate is the right choice for you. The exam was recognised by the German Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs on February 12th, 2016 and is therefore accepted by all German universities. The telc exam C1 Hochschule is therefore equal to the DSH exam and TestDaF.

Which advantages does the this telc exam have?

One difference to the DSH exam is that you can take telc exam C1 Hochschule as often as you like. If you only passed the oral or only the written part of the exam, you do not have to repeat the exam as a whole.

Another advantage when compared to TestDaF is that the results are available faster. The results are usually available after six weeks.

How much does the telc C1 Hochschule exam cost?

Please click here to find the price of your exam. 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.

If there are free spots, late registration is also possible up to 36 hours before the examination date. For this there is a Late Registration Fee of 30€.

When can I take the exam?

The telc exam C1 Hochschule normally takes place on a Friday or Saturday– the written and the oral part of the exam are done on the same day. The results are usually available after approx. six weeks. You can find a summary of the exact dates and prices here.

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How can I prepare for the exam?

Our speakeasy language courses cover all the grammar and vocab you need to know to pass your exam.

If you want to prepare specifically for the exam, just log in to our online exam preparation course that is already part of your exam package! This course focusses on the exam format and dedicates one lesson to each exam part. Your telc teacher will share helpful strategies to pass the exam and answer your questions. Our exam preparation course takes place in a virtual classroom and has four appointments in total.

Another way to prepare for the exam is to have a look at a mock exam!

What is the structure of the exam?

The telc exam C1 Hochschule in Berlin contains a written and an oral part. The written part lasts for 3 hours and 40 minutes (including a 20-minute break). The oral exam is usually a partner exam and takes place on the same day as the written exam but can also be taken on another day for which you would need to book a new appointment. You will have 20 minutes to prepare for your oral exam.

The telc exam C1 Hochschule assesses your reading and listening comprehension as well as your writing and speaking skills.

Written Exam
Reading Comprehension
Listening Comprehension
Oral Exam
usually a partner exam with one or two other participants
16 - 24

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