TELC Certificates

The European Language Certificates, or TELC language tests, are international standardized tests of ten languages. Italk Sprachschule is a language test provider based in Zürich. TELC language tests examine your language skills using objective, fair evaluation criteria based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

TELC certificates are widely known and recognized as proof of language competence by many employers, medical institutions, schools and universities. They are accepted as language proof when applying for a Swiss visa or Swiss permit or Swiss citizenship. You should always check what level and which certificate is accepted in the institution that you are intending to apply.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists on a written, oral, listening and reading examination

What we offer?

Preparation courses for all levels including practicing conversation for the oral examination.

Which certificate is right for me?

  • Deutsch A1
  • Deutsch A2
  • Deutsch B1
  • Deutsch B2
  • Deutsch C1
  • Deutsch C2
  • Deutsch B1-B2 (Employment)
  • Deutsch B1-B2 (Health Care Professionals)
  • Deutsch B2 (Medicine admission test)
  • Deutsch B2-C1 (Medicine)
TELC Certificates


Registration must be done 20 days in advance.
Late registration can be done 11 days in advance with a late registration fee.
The registration date or time cannot be changed, and you won’t be refunded if you don’t turn up.

 TELC Exam FeesTELC Late Registration Fees
Deutsch A1/A2CHF 170.00CHF 100.00
Deutsch B1CHF 250.00CHF 100.00
Deutsch B2CHF 300.00CHF 100.00
Deutsch C1/ C2CHF 350.00CHF 100.00
TELC Health Professionals 
B1-B2 Employment (Beruf)CHF 400.00
B1-B2 Health Care Professionals (Pflege)CHF 400.00
B2-C1 MedicineCHF 400.00
B2-C1 Medicine AdmissionCHF 400.00
Course Preparation FeesIntensive courses
2 hours/ day
2 evenings/ week
2 hours/ day
Deutsch A1/A2/B1/B2CHF 800.00CHF 1100.00
Deutsch A1/A2/B1/B2 plus conversation practice*CHF 1200.00CHF 1500.00
Deutsch C1CHF 1000.00CHF 1200.00
Deutsch C1 plus conversation practice*CHF 1500.00CHF 1600.00

*Conversation practice = 30 additional minutes of conversation practice after each class one to one with a native speaker.

Test Results

The results are between 4-6 weeks.