How do I start the test?
By clicking on the red button, “To the test” you will be taken directly to the test registration. Please give your full name so that a personal recommendation document (PDF) including your test results can be written upon completion.
If you would like to take the test for German as a Foreign Language, select Deutsch als Fremdsprache under “Test options” in the selection menu. Then enter your current level in this language under “Test level”, also in the selection menu.
An overview as well as additional information about the language levels can be found here: Background information.
If you are learning German as a foreign language it is possible for test tasks at levels A1 (Niveau A1) and A2 (Niveau A2) to be displayed in German (Deutsch), English (Englisch), Turkish (Türkisch) or Russian (Russisch). Select “Language options” in the selection menu and choose your desired setting.
Click on the red “OK” button to start the test.
What tasks will I have to complete in the test?
The GER-Placement Tests from Cornelsen consist of reading and listening tasks and assess your ability to make yourself understood in various situations. The interactive nature of the tasks ensures a smooth completion of the tests and encourages the motivation to learn more. Before starting the Test please take note of the technical requirements and settings of your computer.
How do I obtain my document of recommendation?
At the end of every test level you will be asked if you would like to evaluate the test you have just completed. By clicking on OK you will end the test and receive your recommendation document as a PDF-document to print out. The recommendation gives you information about your current language level and allows you to find the appropriate course at a language course of your choice.
On achieving a good result you will be given the option to take the test at the next level. Upon successful completion of this test you will receive an updated reference document recommending a higher level language course.