In the telc German B1 preparation course, participants take general German lessons in the morning. They cover relevant vocabulary, various topics and grammar. In the afternoon, participants get specific telc examination training. They work with authentic exam materials in small groups and get individual advice to prepare for the exam.
The exam telc Deutsch B1 (also called Zertifikat Deutsch) is the appropriate exam for those who already have a good level of German. The certificate is recognized as proof of sufficient language competence for those applying for German citizenship.
We are an accredited test centre and you can take the telc exam at our school.
Please note: Participants whose language competence is not yet at the required level for the telc exam, should take general German lessons before booking the telc preparation class. Please check your German language level.
Intermediate: B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Minimum age: 17
Participants per class
Days with no tuition
03 October 2019, 01 November 2019, 06 January 2020, 10 April 2020, 13 April 2020, 01 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 01 June 2020, 11 June 2020
Christmas break 2019: December 16, 2019 – January 6, 2020 Christmas break 2020: December 14, 2020 - January 3, 2021
* We reserve the right to reduce the number of hours if there are less than five participants. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further details. In exceptional cases we reserve the right to raise the maximum number of participants per class to 14 students.
Our German lessons are based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) (A1-C1).
A1Duration: 8 weeks
What can you do at level A1? You can speak in very simple sentences about yourself and activities such as shopping and eating and you can describe where you live. You can apply basic grammatical constructions.
A2Duration: 8 weeks
What can you do at level A2? You can communicate in a simple manner about everyday situations. You can correctly apply simple grammar to hold short conversations about familiar topics.
B1Duration: 8 weeks
What can you do at level B1? You can express yourself in coherent sentences in familiar situations while travelling and about your own fields of interest. You can describe objectives, experiences, and give reasons for opinions. You can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.
The B1-certificate proves sufficient German language skills for German citizenship application.
B2Duration: 12 - 16 weeks
What can you do at level B2? You can communicate at an advanced level: you speak clearly and fluently and are able to discuss and negotiate successfully. You have a large command of the vocabulary needed for general topics and your field of specialisation. Your usage of grammar is sound.
C1Duration: very individual
What can you do at level C1? You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently and you can understand challenging texts. You can apply idioms and the correct linguistic style. You speak with correct grammar.
C2Duration: very individual
What can you do at level C2? You speak like a native speaker. You understand everything you read and hear without any difficulty. You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You hardly make any mistakes.