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Accredited examination centre

inlingua Essen is a licensed testing centre for telc language tests. Take your German test in familiar surroundings. With or without a preparatory course, you are always welcome.

Ideally prepared for your German examination — with inlingua Essen

We have been preparing people for their German exams for many years. The inlingua learning materials and training are adapted to the Common European Framework. Our German courses prepare you for all major exams — so you can enter the exam relaxed and well prepared.

inlingua German A1 Certificate

inlingua German A1 Certificate

All inlingua International certificates enjoy an excellent reputation, especially among domestic companies and international corporations as well as government agencies. The certificates gain additional significance from inlingua's great expertise in foreign language training.

Examination duration

Examinations are held individually. Please contact us for further information.

Examination fee

The examination fee is EUR 150.

Examination dates

You can individually arrange your examination date with us.

Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2·B1

Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2·B1

The Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2·B1 is the right exam for you if you need proof of your language competence when applying for German citizenship. Integration courses end with this exam. But the exam can also be taken by anyone else wishing to do so in Germany.

The Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2·B1 is a dual-level examination which tests general language competence on two levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR. This examination offers you evaluation of your language competence in all four skills - Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking. It documents exactly which CEFR level was achieved for each of the four skills.

For young adults aged under 27 attending a youth integration course, we recommend the Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2·B1 (Jugendintegrationskurs).

What language ability do you need for this exam?

At A2 level you can communicate in a simple way in typical everyday situations. In a familiar context you can hold short conversations. You can use simple grammatical structures correctly. You are familiar with topics like dealing with public authorities, work, shopping, health, children, media and where you live.

At B1 level you can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations. You can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. On the whole you can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 100 minutes. The oral exam usually takes place straight after the written exam, without any preparation time.

Writing examination

  • Listening: 25 minutes
  • Reading: 45 minutes
  • Writing: 30 minutes

Oral examination

  • Usually together with one other candidates: 16 minutes

What does the examination cost?

The examination costs EUR 150.

Examination dates 2018

Month Date
June 22/6
July 6/7 and 20/7
August 3/8, 17/8 and 31/8
September 14/9 and 28/9
Oktocer 12/10 and 26/10
November 9/11 and 23/11
December 7/12 and 14/12

telc Deutsch B2

telc Deutsch B2

telc Deutsch B2 tests your general German language competence at an advanced level. The exam can be taken by anyone.

The best exam for professional purposes at this level is the Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf / telc Deutsch B2 Beruf.

What can you do at level B2?

At level B2 you can express yourself clearly and explicitly and also successfully discuss and negotiate. You have a large command of the vocabulary needed for your field of specialisation and for most general topics. 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 20 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.

Writing examination

  • Reading comprehension / language elements (vocabulary and grammar): 90 minutes
  • Listening comprehension: 20 minutes
  • Writing: 30 minutes

Oral examination

  • Usually together with one other candidates: 15 minutes

What does the examination cost?

The examination costs EUR 180.

Examination dates 2018

Month Date
August 10/8

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule tests the German knowledge needed for success at an advanced academic level. The examination is suitable for adults who are interested in studying at German institutes of higher education, for adults who have already begun their studies at an institute of this kind or for adults who are working in an academic field and have the desire or necessity to demonstrate their German skills.

What can you do at level C1?

At level C1 you can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You are familiar with idiomatic phrases and can vary your style of language as appropriate. You can use the language with a high degree of grammatical accuracy.

What is the structure of the examination?

The examination consists of a written and an oral part. The written examination lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes (incl. a 20-minute break). Before the oral examination, you have 20 minutes of preparation time. The oral examination can take place on the day of the written examination or on another day.

Writing examination

  • Reading comprehension: 90 minutes
  • Break: 20 minutes
  • Listening comprehension: 40 minutes
  • Writing: 70 minutes

Oral examination

  • Usually together with one other candidates: 16 or 24 minutes

What does the examination cost?

The examination costs EUR 240.

Examination dates 2018

Month Date
July 13/7
August 10/8
November 16/11

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