Your telc German B1 exam in Berlin

We offer you the exam "telc Deutsch B1" every month in our language school in Berlin. With the telc Deutsch B1 exam, you demonstrate a basic knowledge of German. The exam is a recognized proof of language proficiency if you want to apply for naturalization in Germany.


Experienced examiners:
The exam is mostly taken by our teachers, who have several years of teaching and exam experience.


Small exam groups:
You will write your exam in a very small group of no more than 10-20 people. This is not only more pleasant and personal, but also more efficient.


Attractive examination fee:
We offer fair conditions for telc exams and will send you your results free of charge via email once we receive them.


Professional organization:
We have been testing for more than 20 years. Our exams are professionally organized before, during and after the actual exam.

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Examination structure telc Deutsch B1

The exam consists of a written and an oral part:

Written examination:  
Reading comprehension and language elements (vocabulary and grammar) 90 minutes
Listening comprehension 30 minutes
Writing 30 minutes
Oral examination: 15 minutes
(plus 20 minutes preparation time)

You have a short break between the written and the oral exam. You will take both parts of the exam on the same day.

Preparation for the telc Deutsch B1 exam

In order to pass the exam successfully, you should

  1. meet the language requirements, i.e. have successfully completed level B1, and
  2. familiarize yourself with the exam structure and content before taking the exam.

If you do not yet meet the language requirements, we recommend attending our German intensive courses, der German evening courses or individual lessons. In the German courses you will practice your skills in the four competencies of reading, writing, listening and speaking. All German courses at our language school are conducted in accordance with the European Framework of Reference. In the courses at level B1 you will acquire all the knowledge and skills required to take an exam. However, there is no exam preparation in the intensive courses and evening classes. To prepare for the exam, please use the extensive information provided free of charge on the telc Institute website. Among other things, a free mock examination can be found on the telc Institute website. We recommend that you work through this test within the time allowed.

During your telc Deutsch B1 examination

A few days before the exam you will receive an e-mail with information about the exam day. We will then inform you of the exact start time. Be sure to arrive on time for the exam. If you are late, you will not be allowed to take the exam. There is no right to a refund of the examination fees. Bring your identity card or passport with you to the exam. We will provide you with pens and notepaper. Of course, you can also bring your own pens. Please note that you may only write in pencil on the telc examination papers. No aids such as dictionaries or digital aids are allowed in the exam. At DIE NEUE SCHULE there are vending machines for drinks and sweets, so that you can get something to eat during the break.

Exam results telc German B1

The exam results are available about 4 to 6 weeks after the exam. The exam is evaluated by the telc Institute in Frankfurt. Express-evaluation, i.e. a particularly fast correction at extra cost, is no longer offered since 2021. In order to pass the overall examination, you must achieve at least 60 percent of the possible maximum score in both the written examination and the oral examination. If you pass one part of the exam and fail the other, it is possible to have the part you passed counted toward the next exam. In this case, you would only have to take the failed part of the exam again. Do you have any questions? Then please contact us!

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