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Telc or Fide?

It's for the B1/B1 German exam. Any opinion?
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Re: Telc or Fide?

I am preparing students for telc. Fide is much more based on communication and everyday-situations. I think, if you want a certificate for the permission - Fide is good, but for working, Telc is maybe more difficult, but better known.
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I am preparing students for telc. Fide is much more based on communication and everyday-situations. I think, if you want a certificate for the permission - Fide is good, but for working, Telc is maybe more difficult, but better known.
Many thanks. My main concern is to decide between a "progressive" test like FIDE, in which you take one test for all levels and your score determines which level you are, similar to TOEFL for English, or something like Telc where you take the exam of a certain level and your score determines the binary outcome of whether you pass that level or not.

I know that to pass Telc, you need to get (only?) 60% of the questions correct. Does this fact make them any easier/more approachable than the progressive tests or they are standardised with respect to this? What is the equivalent of that 60% in Fide then? Is it still more difficult to get 60% in TELC B1 exam than getting a B1 approval from FIDE exam?
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Re: Telc or Fide?

I took the TELC at Migros. If your level is close to B1 it‘s worth doing the B1 preparation course at Migros - the course material is aimed at rehearsing the exam style and I found it well worth the time and expense. My German was OK but I just neededca small push.

You can do an online test on the Migros Klubschle website and that is a reasonable guide as to where you are, where the gaps are etc.

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I took the TELC at Migros. If your level is close to B1 it‘s worth doing the B1 preparation course at Migros - the course material is aimed at rehearsing the exam style and I found it well worth the time and expense. My German was OK but I just neededca small push.

You can do an online test on the Migros Klubschle website and that is a reasonable guide as to where you are, where the gaps are etc.

Cheers,
Nick
Thanks. Do you know a comparison between Telc and Fide, especially for people lying somewhere close to the 60% passing bar of Telc?
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