People who plan to go to Germany and work there usually need to take the TELC B2 exam. Since this is a very common situation I decided to write a short description of this exam so that you can orient yourself better.
Recommended text book(s): Erkundungen B2 or Mittelpunkt B2. Ziel B2 is too extensive.
Writing: In the written part of the exam you will get the task either to write a complaint (Beschwerde) or an application (Bewerbung). An example of a complaint can be found here. An example of an application is here.
Oral exam: lasts about 15 minutes. You are taking it in pairs. It consists of 2 parts. The first one is discussion to a given text, the second one is planning something with your partner. It is very important that you learn discussion and planing Redemittel (phrases) by heart because it gives you time to think about the real content of your sentences. All needed Redemittel you can find here:
You should prepare a short presentation for the beginning of the oral exam. It shouldn’t last more than 2 minutes and make sure that you choose the topic that really interests/excites you most – you can talk about your hobby, your favourite film or book etc. If you do so, you won’t forget anything that you wanted to say! p.s. make sure that you use complex things, e.g. conjunctions like dadurch… dass (e.g. die Wege entstehen dadurch, dass man sie geht): nicht nur… sondern auch; sowohl… als auch etc.
Preparation book for the exam: If you find some time, it would be beneficial if you would take a look at this book: Mit Erfolg zu TELC B2.
Test yourself: Once you feel ready, do this online TELC B2 test