Language examinations
Placement Test

Placement Test

Applicants who already have some knowledge in either German (as a Foreign Language), English or Spanish must complete a placement test (E-Test) prior to registering for a course.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The E-Test comprises of five short gap filling texts with varying difficulty levels, which are tailored after the so-called C-test. That means that the second half of each word must be correctly replaced both semantically and grammatically in order to form a meaningful text. Texts will be chosen at random from a pool of texts and will be newly put together for each of your two tries.

You have 5 minutes to work with each text. Therefore, you have a total amount of 25 minutes for the entire test. If you fail to complete the test within this time frame, you will have automatically failed.

If you have successfully completed the test and saved your score correctly, you will see your results in percentage points. Additionally, you receive the option to download your results as a PDF. Your results will automatically synchronised with Stud.IP and transformed into your level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This may take the system several hours depending on the traffic on the server. You will be able to see your level on your personal Stud.IP profil at the latest one day after having taking the test.

You will be shown courses for your respective level from the current program of the LLC. You may not register for courses that do not match your current level. If you are interested in an A1-course, please do not take the placement test.

REGISTRATION FOR THE E-TEST

You can find the placement test on Stud.IP. Put the keywords 'Einstufungstest Deutsch', 'Einstufungstest Englisch' or 'Einstufungstest Spanisch' in the search bar (without the quotation marks) to easily find the respective groups. Access the group, choose 'ILIAS' in the top hand menu bar and follow the instructions.

Watch a helpful video for the registration for the E-Test.

VALIDITY OF THE E-TEST

All placement test results will be deleted biannually, on March 1st (for applications for the summer semester) and on September 1st (for applications for the winter semester). That means you need to take the placement test for each semester you wish to take language courses at the LLC. This is mandatory as your language level increases with every course you take and you shall receive the chance to advance to a higher level course in the following semesters.

Please note that the E-test is for placement purposes at the LLC only. The test is not accepted for other purposes (such as applying for a study spot). Please consider the accepted language certificates for your desired studies.

TEST FORMAT

The placement test is designed after the so-called C-test. That is a standardised test which allows for a relatively quick and accurate assessment of general language competences. It comprises a total of five short texts in which each second half of each second word is missing and needs to be both semantically and grammatically correctly reconstructed. If a word has an uneven number of letters, the lesser number of letters needs to be completed.

Die Leibniz Universität hat eine sehr gute Mensa.

Die Leib___ Univer_____ hat ei__ sehr gu__ Men__. 

Each text has one or two sentences at the beginning and at the end to allow for an easier understanding. The texts are about various topics and have different difficulty levels. Each correctly filled-in gap receives one point. At the end of the text you receive a result in percentage points which will be transformed into a level between A2 and C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Please consider the additional remarks for a placement test in Spanish: Spanish contains not only accents but also some letters and combinations that do not exist in either German or English. You may find the special characters under the Omega sign. The spellings 'rr' and 'll' are considered two letters.

All texts in our data base were tested and calibrated by a group of experts and allow for a reliable assessment of your general language knowledge.

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CONTACT IN CASE OF TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Christina Buhrmester
Coordinator
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES ABOUT THE COURSES AND REGISTRATION

German

Dr. Anke Stöver-Blahak
Coordinator

English

Dr. Natalja Zabeida
Coordinator
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Spanish

Verónica Morgade Cuna
Coordinator
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room