Telc German Certificates / Start Deutsch A2

Telc Certificates German: A2 Start Deutsch

Start Deutsch 2  is a TELC exam to test adults’ German level. The exam was jointly developed by the Goethe-Institut and TELC. It is executed and evaluated according to uniform standards across the world.

A successfully completed German A2 exam shows that the student has the competencies of an A2 level on the Common European Framework.

The Deutsch A2 exam can be taken at any time at ELOQUIA.

ELOQUIA offers preparation courses and is a certified testing centre for the TELC exams. External candidates may also take the Start Deutsch A2 exam.

Distribution of A2 Start Deutsch

Start Deutsch 2 consists of an about 1 hour long written exam with the following test sections: listening comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression and an about 15 minute long oral group exam.

  • Listening comprehension: 25 points, in about 20 minutes
  • Reading comprehension: 25 points, in about 25 minutes
  • Writing: maximum 25 points, in about 20 minutes
  • Speaking: maximum 25 points, in about 15 minutes
  • Total points: 100 points
Grading for A2 Start Deutsch
  • 100 – 90 Points: very good
  • 89 – 80 Points: good
  • 79 – 70 Points: satisfactory
  • 69 – 60 Points: sufficient
  • 59 – 0 Points: not passed
Additional information A2 Start Deutsch

To successfully pass the Deutsch A2 exam each candidate must possess the following skills:

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most relevance (e.g. very basic personal information, shopping, employment, local geography).

  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.


"Die ganze Kunst der Sprache besteht darin, verstanden zu werden."

Hope Flier

BA Language and Communication
Key Account and Project Manager

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