Proof of English-language competence

New Digital Level Tests

We now offer flexible digital level tests. The results can be used as Placement Tests in order to register for our English courses (Options 1 and 2 below) AND/OR for DAAD Tests (Option 2 only).

You may take these exams anytime and anywhere before course registration closes. Moreover, you will receive your test results immediately which will allow you to sign up for your preferred classes faster.

How to use the results for course registration

Whatever result you get indicates your current level. This means that you should sign up for a course with a target level one level higher than your results. Thus, if your result is below B1, you should sign up for a B1 target level class; if your result is B1, you should sign up for a B2 target level class; if your result is B2 or higher, you should sign up for a C1 target level class.

  •  < 35:  You may register for any of the B1 courses.
  • 35-42:  You would benefit from taking a semester of a B1 course in order to review your basic skills.  If you choose to register for a B2 class, you will need to invest more time in improving your basic skills.
  • 43-58: You may register for any of the B2 Courses.
  • 59-66:  You are advised to register for a semester of a B2 course. If you, however, choose to register for a C1 course, you will need to invest more time in improving your B2 skills.
  • >66: You may register for any of the C1/C1+ courses.


How to use the results for a DAAD certificate

Simply take your result from Option 2: Placement Speaking (Premium Placement Test incl. DAAD) (see below) to the Office Hour of one of the English teachers, who will be able to transfer it to a DAAD certificate

How to do the test

The level testing is done on the Pearson website (https://bit.ly/2AGa9IS). It costs 7 EUR for the basic option and 9.50 EUR for the premium option.

Option 1: Placement Profile (Basic Placement Test)

This test evaluates reading, writing, and listening skills. It can be used to assess your level for a language course and includes a detailed analysis of your skills.

Option 2: Placement Speaking (Premium Placement Test incl. DAAD)

This test evaluates your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. It can be used to assess your level for a language course and provides a comprehensive analysis of your skills. This placement test can also be used to obtain a DAAD certificate.

For further information, please contact:
elizabeth.watts[at]uni-weimar.de
kathryn.arsenault[at]uni-weimar.de
howard.atkinson[at]uni-weimar.de