How to work with this course

Getting Started

Watch this video for a quick introduction about how to prepare for your B1 exam. Then DOWNLOAD THIS ZIP FILE. It contains the following files:


These are all parts of our house made sample exam which resembles the official TELC exam and which we will use throughout this course.


Before going through this course, try to solve the exam above on your own to find out where you already are. Take all the time you need to do the sample exam. Ignore the required time frame in the exam for now. Also literally: take your time. Measure how long every tasks takes you or how much time has passed before you gave up. This is crucial for your success.

How to work with this course

  1. Take notes. The most successful learners that I have come across in the last 20 years were those who took notes.
  2. Never review your notes as that's not necessary. Taking them is what matters as you'll have to make a selection which is beneficial for your learning process. Reviewing them is a waste of time.
  3. Take your time to go through this course. There might be a lot of information for you to digest. The grass is not going to grow faster when you pull it. Your brain needs time to acquire and integrate new information.
  4. Ask questions in comments
  5. Practice what you learn with this course on sample exams. I'll provide you with download links at the end of this course.