Language Courses for Students

Check out our wide range of courses in German as a Foreign Language, English, French, Italian, Spanish and German Sign Language.

Contact

Seminar Management

Julia Jansen

Julia Jansen

  • Campus Deutz
    Betzdorfer Straße 2
    50679 Köln
  • Room ZN 3-7

+49 221-8275-2915
Please check our opening hours at

Placement Tests

Prüfungssituation SLZ  (Image: TH Köln)

You would like to attend a semester course in German as a Foreign Language, English, French, Italian or Spanish? Please note that you have to take a placement test before you can register for courses at the Language Learning Center.

All placement tests are offered online.

You need a working internet connection to take the placement test.

Please choose one of the following placement test periods. You can take the placement test online at any time within your chosen placement test period.

Placement Test Period 1:
Mon, March 18 – Thu, March 21, 2024
(Registration possible until Sun, March 17, 2024)

German as a Foreign Language
English
French
Italian
Spanish

Placement Test Period 2:
Mon, March 25 – Thu, March 28, 2024
(Registration possible until Sun, March 24, 2024)

German as a Foreign Language
English
French
Italian
Spanish

Placement Test Period 3:
Tue, April 2 – Thu, April 4, 2024
(Registration possible until Mon, April 1, 2024)

German as a Foreign Language
English
French
Italian
Spanish

Online registration

Your registration is important so that we can send you the link to the test platform and inform you about your placement test result.

In order to register for the online placement test, please choose your desired placement test period from the chart above and fill in the online registration form.

In order to open the registration form you will have to login using your valid campusID. If you have not received your campusID yet, please wait until you have received the email with your personal account data. If have not yet received your campusID one week before the end of the last registration deadline, please contact us by e-mail. In this case we will send you a link so that you can register as a guest.

Registration closes automatically on the day before the start of the respective placement test period.

Taking the placement test

Upon successful registration, you will receive an email on the first day of your placement test period. This email contains the link to the test platform as well as further instructions.

The links are usually sent out in the afternoon (12.00 noon at the earliest). If you do not receive an email during the day, please contact us by email or phone.

Please read the instructions carefully before you start the placement test.

You need a working internet connection to take the placement test.

After the test

On Friday after the end of your placement test period, you will receive an email in which we let you know for which course(s) you have been placed. You can then register for these courses online during the registration period. As a general rule, we cannot certify placement test results.

If you have not received a result that day, please check whether our email has ended up in the spam folder of your email inbox. If this is not the case, please contact us by email or phone.

As a general rule, we cannot certify placement test results.

No placement test required?

You do not have to take a placement test if you ...

  • have done a placement test at the Language Learning Center in the preceding semester,
  • have successfully completed a language course at the Language Learning Center within the past two years,
  •  want to register for one of our courses A1.1 Chinese, A1 French, A1.1 German as a foreign language, A1 Italian, A1 Swedish or A1 Spanish and have no prior knowledge of these languages,
  • can submit a certificate as proof that you have passed a language examination on a specified CEFR-level within the past two years. A scan of this certificate has to be sent to sprachlernzentrum@th-koeln.de before the date of the first placement test. Please note that school-leaving certificates / high school diplomas such as the German ‘Abitur’ or ‘Fachabitur’ cannot be accepted as certification of a language level.

Test formats and duration

Placement Test German as a Foreign Language: Information on the test format as well as further instructions will be provided via email.

Placement Tests Englisch, French, Italian and Spanish: The placements tests for English, French, Italian and Spanish are computer based C-tests*. The maximum time for these tests is 25 minutes.

*C-Tests consist of a sequence of short texts in which gaps have to be filled by completing words.The answers have to be correct in terms of meaning, grammar and orthography.
C-Test format: Sample test for English, French, Italian and Spanish (campusID login)

Language Courses for Students

Check out our wide range of courses in German as a Foreign Language, English, French, Italian, Spanish and German Sign Language.

Contact

Seminar Management

Julia Jansen

Julia Jansen

  • Campus Deutz
    Betzdorfer Straße 2
    50679 Köln
  • Room ZN 3-7

+49 221-8275-2915
Please check our opening hours at


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