Technical English Exam

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telc English B2 Technical tests your business English competence at an advanced level in technical areas such as chemistry, electronics, energy and the environment, communication technology and mechanical engineering. The exam can be taken by anyone. The language level required is B2 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated as CEFR or CEF)

What can you do at level B2? At level B2, you can express yourself clearly and explicitly and discuss and negotiate successfully. You have a large command of the vocabulary needed for your field of specialisation and for most general topics. You can write emails, faxes, short memoranda, reports and minutes. Your usage of grammar is sound.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes. Before the oral exam you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Written examination

Reading Comprehension/Language Elements 90 mins

Listening Comprehension 60 mins

Break 20 mins

Writing a fax or email 25 mins

Oral Examination 20 mins

telc stands for The European Language Certificates. It offers language tests based on international standards: fair, transparent and reliable. Consistent with the company´s European focus, it currently offers more than 80 different examinations in 11 languages. Under the name telc training, telc also offers a wide variety of training courses specifically aimed at language trainers.

The not-for-profit telc GmbH is highly recognised, not only because of its sound work in the field of education, but also because of its long history. For over 45 years, telc has built a large international network with our partners. Here are a few figures:

  • more than 3,000 telc licensed partners in over 20 countries
  • more than 100 telc trainers
  • more than 12,000 licensed examiners in Europe

Close cooperation with telc partners makes us strong and helps us continue to develop products which are fit for purpose. Language learning has come a long way since telc developed its first telc certificate in the 60s. And, telc – language tests have always kept up with the times, adding didactical and methodological details and implementing task-based test formats. Logistics and evaluation techniques have always played a major role, whether in the form of earlier punch card systems or today’s high-performance scanners. Standardised and centralised analysis ensures the quality of the telc certificates and efficient administration, as well.

telc GmbH is a subsidiary of the German Adult Education Association (DVV). By offering a certification system of its own, DVV created a unique opportunity for lifelong learning and provided proof of its achievements in education early on. The exchange with other major European test providers, particularly within the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), gives additional momentum. In addition, we keep up with the latest trends in assessment by attending conferences and cooperating with universities.

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