TestDaF/telc C1 HS Prep. courses

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... because at KK you prepare for the TestDaF / Telc exam properly as well as pass the exam in our official examination center.

With our university preparation courses
we prepare you optimally for the TestDaF/TELC C1 HS exam in four weeks. Your exam place is automatically reserved for you as one of our TestDaF/telc C1 HS prep course students. The prerequisite for participation in our TestDaF/Telc C1 HS preparatory course is proof of the B2/C1 level or participation in our B2/C1 courses. Based on our 20 years of experience, our C1 intensive course + TestDaF/Telc C1 HS preparation course is your ideal exam preparation.

The TestDaF and the Telc C1 HS are both mandatory exams for admission to a German university. Usually you need the result “TDN4” (TestDaF)* or the passed Telc C1 HS. For exceptions and concrete regulations at your university or educational institution, please inform yourself locally.

Our TestDaF/telc C1 HS preparation course runs over 4 weeks, Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 2 pm, for a total of 100 lessons of 45 minutes each. It takes place 6 times a year, each time immediately before the next TestDaF/Telc exam.

*See also: www.testdaf.de or ask at the university of your choice.

During Corona the Telc C1 HS course and the exam takes place only under restrictions Please check this website or contact our office.

In order to pass for example “TDN4” as comfortably as possible in four weeks, you should already have a solid C1 level before the course. You can do this with a C1 Intensive Course or with an official C1 Certificate (Goethe Institut, telc, … ). The third possibility is by passing our access test for TestDaF/telc C1 HS course (see below).


Our TestDaF Preparation course as well as our telc C1 HS prepartion course focus precisely on the specific types of tasks and skills of the TestDaF and the telc C1 HS exam. We work on the strategies for selective reading comprehension, writing descriptions of charts and graphs, reasoning or discussing essays. In addition, we discuss typical topics in natural sciences or humanities and simulate the oral exam.

Halfway through the course, you will take a practice exam, acquainting yourself with the real exam requirements. This “TestDaF stress test” gives you a feeling for the language level of the typical tasks and for the available time given for the TestDaF and the telc C1 HS.

Based on your test result, the instructor can provide you with valuable tips and additional tasks.

Which is easier: “TestDaF”, “DSH” or “telc C1 Hochschule”?

This question is asked again and again. Well – we recommend, at best, both DSH and telc, as well as the TestDaF exam, because if you fail one or two exams you would still have options – and would save you valuable time and money, of course.

However: Although “telc C1 Hochschule” takes place on more flexible dates and more often than TestDaF, and even though passing the telc exam does not require a retake, our course and exam participants rate the telc exam as “more difficult”. This is, of course, a subjective assessment and by no means representative.

Have a look at our comparison, created by our experienced examiners.

TestDaF versus telc C1 Hochschule

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