Your telc exam in Hamburg

By successfully taking a telc language exam you will receive an official language certificate, in order, for example, to show to your employer or for study at a German university. At speakeasy Hamburg you can sit the telc language exam that suits you. In the following section we will explain which telc language exams we offer.

Your advantages when taking your telc exam with speakeasy Hamburg:

  • Register easily online and at short notice until 15 days prior to the exam date
  • Monthly exam dates for all levels from A1 to C1 Hochschule
  • Receive your results by email for free – no more unnecessary waiting
  • Sit both parts of the exam (written and oral part) on the same day
  • Benefit from our low prices
  • Use the various exam preparation possibilities at speakeasy
  • Reach us easily and conveniently – speakeasy is located right in the center of Hamburg
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We have been offering telc language exams at speakeasy for many years. The exams are officially certified by telc GmbH (The European Languages Certificates) and recognised worldwide by private and public organisations. Speakeasy is an accredited exam centre. For this very reason, we have a wealth of experience when it comes to organising and carrying out language exams. If you require a telc language certificate we are sure that we can help you, whether this be for A1 or C1 Hochschule. For the best possible preparation of your telc language exam you can either sign up to our Intensive German Courses, our Super-Intensive German Courses, our Evening German Courses or to our special telc Preparation Courses. If you wish to prepare individually for the exam, you should consider our Private Lessons German. During our private lessons you will have the opportunity to focus directly on your individual learning and on aspects of exam preparation especially relevant to you.

Which telc level is right for me?

The telc exam levels available at speakeasy Hamburg are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Speakeasy offers telc exams for the levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C1 Hochschule. Therefore, you have the chance to take telc language exams that fit your individual needs and set requirements.

In the following section we will give you a more detailed overview of which language skills you can prove at each level and in what situations you might be required to show a corresponding telc certificate.

telc Deutsch A1 / Start Deutsch A1

What level of knowledge do I need for the telc Deutsch A1 language exam?

You should have had a total of approximately 100 teaching units of German at this point. With this you should be able to understand basic everyday conversations and exchange information about where you come from and what your hobbies are. At this stage grammar is not of great importance.

You may require a telc A1 certificate if, for example, applying for a family reunification visa. An overview of dates and our prices for the telc Deutsch A1 exam is found here. If you would like to register for a telc Deutsch A1 exam, simply click on this link.

What is the structure of the telc Deutsch A1 exam?

The telc Deutsch A1 exam is made up of a written and an oral section. The written part of the exam lasts for a total of 75 minutes and the oral part for roughly 11 minutes.

Written exam
Min.
Listening, reading and writing
75
Oral exam
Min.
Normally together with three other participants as a group exam
11

telc Deutsch B1 / Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD)

What level of knowledge do I need for the telc Deutsch B1 language exam?

At B1 level you have already achieved an advanced foundational knowledge of the German language. You can communicate with others coherently and in greater detail when discussing themes familiar to you.

If you are aiming to gain citizenship or want to start an apprenticeship in Germany, then with the telc Deutsch B1 certificate you can demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of the German language. Here you can find our prices and current exam dates. To register for the exam of your choice, simply click here and follow the steps.

What is the structure of the telc Deutsch B1 exam?

The telc Deutsch B1 exam will test both your reading and listening comprehension as well as your ability to communicate orally and in writing. The duration of each part of the exam is shown in the table below. Before the start of the oral exam you will have 20 minutes of preparation time to familiarise yourself with the tasks at hand and write notes.

Written exam
Min.
Reading + grammar comprehension
90
Listening comprehension
30
Writing
30
Oral exam
Min.
Normally together with one other participant as a group exam
15

telc Deutsch B2 / Zertifikat Deutsch B2

What level of knowledge do I need for the telc Deutsch B2 language exam?

The telc German B2 exam is right for you if you want to prove with a certificate that your German knowledge is advanced. At B2 level you are well-equipped to be understood at work. Many universities will accept you for study if you can verify that you have a B2 level. Should you want to study the subject Germanistik outside of Germany, B2 is the usual requirement. You should, of course, ask the university to explain what language requirements they have for the subject you wish to study.

If you want to find out about our current dates and prices for the telc B2 exam at speakeasy, then simply click here. You can also register using this link.

What is the structure of the telc Deutsch B2 exam?

The telc Deutsch B2 exam is composed of both a written and an oral part. The exact duration of each section of the exam is shown in the table below. Prior to the oral exam you will have 20 minutes preparation time to read the tasks and make notes.

Written exam
Min.
Reading + grammar comprehension
90
Listening comprehension
20
Writing
30
Oral exam
Min.
Normally together with one other participant as a group exam
15

telc Deutsch C1

What level of knowledge do I need for the telc Deutsch C1 language exam?

The telc C1 exam will serve to prove a very advanced knowledge of German. Employers, for example, will often ask for proof of a C1 certificate. Please be aware that the required document for application to German university is the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule.

At C1 level speaking German comes easily to you, you can hold detailed conversations and at times are able to use German idiomatic expressions. German grammar is no longer a big problem for you, and you make very few mistakes.

Click here to see a list of dates and prices for the exam. To simply register now on our website, you can follow this link.

What is the structure of the telc Deutsch C1 exam?

The telc Deutsch C1 is made up of two parts, one is written, the other is oral. The duration of each part of the exam is shown in the table below. Prior to the oral exam you will have 20 minutes to prepare yourself.

Written exam
Min.
Reading + grammar comprehension
90
Pause
20
Listening comprehension
40
Writing
70
Oral exam
Min.
Normally together with one or two other participants as a group exam
16 - 24

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

There is a large overview regarding the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam on a separate part of the speakeasy Hamburg website. Simply follow this link to view it.

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Important update on telc registration deadlines

For all telc exams from the 1st of September 2021, the registration deadline is 13:00 on the Thursday two weeks before the exam date at the latest.

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