telc Deutsch B1

Proof of Basic Language Skills

The telc Deutsch B1 exam was designed by telc and is an internationally accredited certificate of basic proficiency in German. It is accepted as proof of sufficient language skills at level B1ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
for the purpose of naturalisation. Furthermore, certain German universities require a B1ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
certificate as a proof of B1ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
language proficiency for degree courses taught in English language or as a prerequisite when applying for degree courses taught in German language.

We recommend sitting the exam after at least 500 hours of German language instruction. Our intensive German courses can help learners to prepare for this exam.

As a licensed telc examination centre, Sprachenakademie offers the exam on a regular basis. You can register through Sprachenakademie during the registration period. The examination fee amounts to €150 (registration fee of €30 included).

Exam format and grading

The telc B1 exam consists of a written section and an oral section. The written section is 2.5 hours in duration and contains reading, language elements, listening comprehension, and written expression tasks. The oral exam is 15 minutes long (after a preparation phase of 20 minutes) and will take place either on the same day as the written exam or on a separate day.

A sample exam offered by telc gives examinees a detailed impression.

When a minimum of 60% of the possible maximum number of points in both the written and oral sections are achieved, the exam is deemed passed.

The exam is corrected by telc within 4–6 weeks. We will inform you as soon as the results are ready to be picked up at our office.

telc Deutsch B1 - Dates

NumberDateDay of the weekRegistration deadline
ZD24-3221214.06.2024 and/or 15.06.2024Fri/SatFully booked
ZD24-3221309.08.2024 and/or 10.08.2024Fri/Sat11.07.2024
ZD24-3221418.10.2024 and/or 19.10.2024Fri/Sat19.09.2024
ZD24-3221506.12.2024 and/or 07.12.2024Fri/Sat07.11.2024

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    Important information regarding the crediting of examination parts that have already been passed:

    telc examinations must generally be taken in full. However, in certain cases it is possible to retake a failed part of the exam: If you have taken the telc Deutsch B1 exam in the past 12 months and passed either the written or the oral part of the exam, it is possible to have this partial result credited and retake the other part of the exam. For the overall assessment, it will always be the last examination result achieved in the respective partial examination that counts.
    If you wish to receive credit for a part of the exam that you passed last year, you must explicitly state this when you register. You will not have the chance to request crediting of partial examination results at a later date. Details can be found in the telc examination regulations, p. 13-16, §7,3.

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    The crediting of an exam part must be requested at the examination center directly when registering for the examination (§7 p. 3 telc examination regulations). At a later point of time, the consideration of a request for crediting will not be possible.

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