Advice and placement tests

Advisory service

Before you register for a course, please take the English placement test. The result of this placement test should correspond to the entry level of the course you want to take.

If you have any questions about which course is right for you and/or the result of your placement test, please send an e-mail to or come to one of the English advisory sessions.

Placement test

  • The English placement test is available in all independent learning centres for languages. It takes approx. 20-30 minutes.
  • If you have any questions about how to prepare for a language test (B2/C1 certificate, IELTS, TOEFL...) please complete the 2-hour DIALANG test, which you can also do in our language learning centres. Make a note of the levels you achieve in the categories vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening and writing, and bring them with you to the English advisory service.

Online Placement Test English

-- new: take your placement test online --

Due to the rapid spread of the Corona Virus, all of the Independent Language Learning Centres (Selbstlernzentren) are closed through at least April 20, 2020. 

You can now take the placement test that we require for registration in one of our courses online (here). Please keep in mind that you can only take this test once - a second or additional attempt will only be granted after 90 days. 

Before you take part in the official placement test, please read through all the instructions, watch the introductory video (only available in German), and also consider doing the trial version of the test if it's the first time you are taking such a test.

Please make a note of your placement test score, or even better - take a screen shot. 


Advice on taking the placement test (available in German only)


Here are the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).