telc Deutsch C1 is an internationally accredited telc exam for learners of German who want to obtain a general certificate documenting their well advanced German skills (level C1 ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
). It is, for example, designed for professionals who need a proof of their language skills.
Attention: The exam is not suitable for university applicants who need a proof of sufficient language skills in order to study in Germany (in this case we recommend telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule or an equivalent exam).

We recommend sitting the exam after 800 – 1,000 hours of German language instruction. Our intensive German courses or the basic course module C1 of our Vocational German language promotion can help learners to prepare for this exam.
As a licensed telc examination centre, Sprachenakademie offers the telc Deutsch C1 exam on a regular basis. You can register through Sprachenakademie during the registration period. The examination fee amounts to €170 (including the registration fee of €20).

Exam format and grading

The telc Deutsch C1 exam consists of a written section and an oral section. The written section is 3 hours and 40 minutes in duration (including a 20 minute break) and contains reading,  listening comprehension and written expression tasks. The oral exam is about 16 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 more 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 C1 - Dates

NumberDateDays of the weekRegistration deadline
ZD21-3224228.05.2021 and/or 29.05.2021Fri/Sat22.04.2021
subsequent dates in 2021 to be announced

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    When selecting the purpose of the test, please note: the telc Deutsch C1 exam is not recognized by German universities as a proof of language proficiency for university admission. If you wish to study in Germany, we recommend the exam telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule.

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