telc – B2 German Exam

Normally requires: around 800 hours of instruction

The TELC Deutsch B2 exam tests general German language skills at an advanced level.

At Level B2 you can express yourself clearly and in detail, and you can successfully present arguments and negotiate. You also understand the main points of complex texts and you can spontaneously carry on conversations with native speakers. You can explain in detail your views on a wide variety of topics and express your opinions on current topics. You possess a large vocabulary on subjects relevant to you and on most general topics. You are in good command of grammar.

A sample test for this exam is available for free downloading here.

About the Test

The test consists of one written and one oral section.

The written exam is 2 hours and 20 minutes long.

You will have 20 minutes to prepare for the oral exam. The oral exam is administered in pairs and can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day


Written test


Reading comprehension

Sprachbausteine (vocabulary and grammar)

Listening Comprehension 20
Written expression 30
Oral exam Usually together with another exam candidate 15