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Old 17.05.2016, 11:03
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Nonsense.

The OP was awarded 90% for speaking ability at B1 level, which means their grammar is pretty solid. It's inconceivable that the written part was so bad that they didn't get a single point. Even if German writing is relatively poor, someone regarded as highly competent for speaking will know enough about vocabulary, word order and grammar to muddle through with a low-scoring pass.

There's clearly another explanation. If this isn't simply an admin error, the suggestion about not using the correct answer sheet sounds fairly plausible to me.
I'm not saying the OP's like this but it is possible to be pretty fluent in speaking a language and not being able to write it at all - this often occurs with people who were brought up in a country where their mother tongue is not spoken or studied but they speak their mother tongue at home.
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Old 17.05.2016, 11:09
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...it is possible to be pretty fluent in speaking a language and not being able to write it at all
... like Swiss German, for example.

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Old 17.05.2016, 11:15
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... like Swiss German, for example.

There must be a large % of native Swiss German speakers who would also score a 0 on the written test...

http://www.thelocal.ch/20150624/half...il-german-test
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Old 17.05.2016, 11:17
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I'm not saying the OP's like this but it is possible to be pretty fluent in speaking a language and not being able to write it at all - this often occurs with people who were brought up in a country where their mother tongue is not spoken or studied but they speak their mother tongue at home.
Apart from their curious aversion to capital letters, the OP is clearly not illiterate or incoherent. All they would have to do is write down what they would otherwise have said in their 90% quality spoken German.

I'll try not to go one about this anymore but one final point -- one has to presume that the OP did at least some basic preparation for the exam. If they really did have a total inability to write anything in German, it would have been pretty obvious to them during their prep.
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Old 17.05.2016, 11:37
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Re: Tell B1 appeal results

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Well, it's difficult to score zero, but it can be done. See the exact criteria on page 79 of the enclosed link.


https://www.telc.net/fileadmin/user_...fungsziele.pdf


The nice German word here is "Bewertungskriterien". By the time someone can understand and create such a word and use it on Google as well, he's no more in need to go to a B1 test
According the linked Bewertungskriterien it is impossible to get zero points if you have ortoghrphic mistakes only.
(There is one such mistake in the above sentence )
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Old 17.05.2016, 12:27
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According the linked Bewertungskriterien it is impossible to get zero points if you have orthographic mistakes only.
Which would be feasible even if the OP got every question right from a point of view of understanding what is being asked - i.e.

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You pay for sitting the exam, not for passing it.

Do you think that submitting a B1 certificate with poor results will increase your chances of getting the job?

How old are you?
What is age to do with anything? do you think older people are smarter then young? or that there is any correlation at all? lol

Many jobs like Taxi driver for example you need the certificate just to apply. Nobody said about chance of getting the job lol. Why are you making arguments up?

Damn! how old are you???
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Old 17.05.2016, 15:42
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lol if you pay to make an exam passing that will grant you a certificate?
Important for what? lol
Many jobs have a Language requirement, Visa applications have language requirement lol do you even live in Switzerland?
I asked how old you are because I think you never had a job.

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I asked how old you are because I think you never had a job.

Why do you think your opinion about me is relevant to this thread? Or why anyone would care to know what you think about me? Am I that important?
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Re: Telc B1 appeal results

I took the B1 test in Nov 2015 and passed. I had taken courses beforehand at Migros Klubschule in Basel and the test there too. They had prepared me and said with the written part, the most important part was answering the letter properly. Having the salutation, greeting, introduction, body, etc etc.

I was surprised because they said grammar was not as important as answering all the points! Either the exercise wasn't done properly or some other strange thing happened. I would contact someone immediately as no one will want to see that certificate.....
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Re: Tell B1 appeal results

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Nonsense.

The OP was awarded 90% for speaking ability at B1 level, which means their grammar is pretty solid. It's inconceivable that the written part was so bad that they didn't get a single point. Even if German writing is relatively poor, someone regarded as highly competent for speaking will know enough about vocabulary, word order and grammar to muddle through with a low-scoring pass.

There's clearly another explanation. If this isn't simply an admin error, the suggestion about not using the correct answer sheet sounds fairly plausible to me.
I totally agree with this reply. However it's not inconceivable but unlikely.
If the written part completely misunderstood the subject matter then I can imagine the exam board marking a zero.
From my experience of Telc. I passed the A2 exam on 2 separate occasions (4 years apart) and received exactly the same overall score which I found strange, 79.4%, but since I passed, I couldn't be bothered to question it. I felt on my second attempt that my German had vastly improved, but I received the same score!
You can appeal but I'm not sure how successful you'll be.
If I were you, I'd just sit the test again. ... and Good Luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 17.05.2016, 19:16
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According the linked Bewertungskriterien it is impossible to get zero points if you have ortoghrphic mistakes only.
(There is one such mistake in the above sentence )
Plus one grammatical error.

We'll excuse your use of an untranslated German term, in this instance.
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Re: Telc B1 appeal results

I wonder if the OP ever got an answer as to why I scored 0 in writing. If he did indeed write something on the answer sheet, then pretty much the only possible reason for a 0 score would be that he mis-read the question - i.e. writing something completely irrelevant to the essay topic. In this case, he would automatically get a zero regardless of how good the essay otherwise is.
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Old 16.06.2016, 18:02
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Re: Telc B1 appeal results

Hi,

as far as I know, the written part of the TELC exam yields no points in case the written text was too short to meet the minimum required length.
Only once the desired length is reached, can the text be rated and points awarded.
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Re: Telc B1 appeal results

Hi,
As per the guidelines , you should not get 0. Looks like they misplaced your answer sheet. Check with them.
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