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General Professional Skills (Allgemeine Berufsvorbereitung, ABV) Placement Tests Winter Semester 2021/22

The General Professional Skills placement tests are mandatory for all students with some prior knowledge of the language, even if this knowledge is very basic, who have not yet completed a course in this language at the Language Center. These tests are used to assign students to the correct General Professional Skills (ABV) module ( > see the section "General Professional Skills" at the end of the course catalog).

You will receive the result of your placement test in good time for you to register for a language course by the relevant deadline.

Please note:

  • The General Professional Skills placement tests will take place only on the days advertised. It is not possible to take the test at another time.
  • For some languages, you need to register for the test in advance. Please pay attention to the registration deadline.
  • We do not offer additional placement tests for the courses that take place in the semester break. Please make arrangements to take the appropriate test prior to the start of the relevant semester, even if you are not taking part in a course until the semester break.
  • The test result is generally valid for a further two semesters. (Example: If you take a placement test before the 2020/2021 winter semester, the result can be used to register for courses in the winter semester 2020/2021, the summer semester 2021, and the winter semester 2021/2022.)

Test format: on-site test

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Location: ZE Sprachenzentrum, Room KL 25/134 (first floor ["Erdgeschoss"])

How to register: Please register for the test by writing an email to the Language Center office until October 6, 2021.

The onSET-Deutsch placement test is available for German as a foreign language.

You can find out how to register for this test from the Overview: Registration procedure for German courses (PDF).

Test format: online self-evaluation

Date: from now on until shortly before the deadline for course registration (Monday, October 11, 2021, 12:00 noon)

Please proceed as follows:

  1. Please self-evaluate your English language skills using the CEFR Self-Evaluation test.
  2. According to your self-assessment, register online for either the Upper-Intermediate (B2) or the Advanced (C1) ABV class that best suits your level and your schedule. Here is a list of all English ABV courses for WiSe 2021/22.
  3. Deadline for registration is Monday, October 11, 2021, 12:00 noon.

Important: Registration for a class is not a guarantee of a place in that class. To find out if you have received a place in a class, please visit Course lists on Friday, 15 October.

During the first week of class, instructors will conduct another assessment of your level to determine your final placement.

This test is also for students of the 60 or 30 CP minor subject "French" without teacher training option and whose language level is below B1.

Test format: online test

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (Please pay attention to the registration deadline below!)

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Location: online via a test portal

How to register: Registration is required by September 26, 2021 (11:59 p.m.). Please use this registration form (German version only). Please note: After the deadline, it will no longer be possible to register for the test, without exception.

You should receive information on the exact procedure of the test by email between September 28 and 30, 2021.

How to receive your test result: You will receive your test result no later than October 7, 2021. The results will be published on this web page. You will need the ID that you receive when you register for the test to identify your result. You can then register for a course that matches your placement test result (deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021, 12 noon).

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Test format: online self-evaluation (German version only)

Date: September 27 through October 8, 2021

Please proceed as follows to self-evaluate your Italian language skills and to register for a suitable ABV course:

Click on the link

https://www.hueber.de/universitalia-2.0/einstufung

The test is divided into different levels. Start at "A1/A2 Level 1" and work through the partial tests one after the other, as shown in the tables below. Finally, add up your partial results.

 

1st Section

Hueber Verlag Test

Points

A1/A2 Level 1

36

A1/A2 Level 2

45

A1/A2 Level 3 (only tasks 1-3)

21

Sum

102

 

If you have achieved fewer than 68 points out of a possible 102, your course is Einstiegsmodul 1. Teil / Grundmodul 1 (Introductory module Part 1 / Foundation module 1). If you have scored more points, click on the link again

https://www.hueber.de/universitalia-2.0/einstufung

and continue with the next section.

 

2nd Section

Hueber Verlag Test

Points

A1/A2 Level 3 (only tasks 4-6)

20

A1/A2 Level 4

48

B1/B2 Level 1

37

Sum

105

 

If you have achieved fewer than 70 points out of a possible 105, your course is Einstiegsmodul 2. Teil / Grundmodul 2 (Introductory module Part 2 / Foundation module 2). If you have scored more points, click on the link again

https://www.hueber.de/universitalia-2.0/einstufung

and continue with the next section.

 

3rd Section

Hueber Verlag Test

Points

B1/B2 Level 2

30

B1/B2 Level 3

36

Sum

66

 

If you have achieved fewer than 44 points out of a possible 66, your course is Grundmodul 3 (Foundation module 3). If you have scored more points, click on the link again

https://www.hueber.de/universitalia-2.0/einstufung

and continue with the next section.

 

4th Section

Hueber Verlag Test

Points

B1/B2 Level 2

35

 

If you have achieved fewer than 23 points out of a possible 35, your course is Grundmodul 4 (Foundation module 4). If you have scored more points, your course is Aufbaumodul 1 (Advanced module 1).

If you think that you have a higher level than Aufbaumodul 1 (Advanced module 1), please write an email to the coordinators of the Italian section immediately. The coordinators will assign you to the correct level via an online interview.

Test format: online test

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

How to register: Please register for the test by writing an email to Ms. Kayoko Nakahata (Grundmodul V / Foundation module V) or Ms. Yasuyo Hioki (Grundmodul III und Mastermodule / Foundation Module III and Master modules) until October 1, 2021. You will then receive all the information you need for the test.

Please note: This placement test is for students of Japanese Studies (Japanstudien / Japanologie). The language center does not offer any Japanese language courses as General Professional Skills (ABV) courses. Japanese II and IV do not take place in the winter semester.

In consultation with the lecturer (during the first lesson).

In consultation with the lecturer (during the first lesson).

Test format: online test

Date: between October 4 and 8, 2021 (by prior arrangement by email)

How to register: Please register for the test by writing an email to Barbara Janisch until October 6, 2021. You will then receive all the information you need for the test.

Test format: on-site test

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: ZE Sprachenzentrum, Room K 24/10 (first floor ["Erdgeschoss"])

How to register: Please register for the test by writing an email to the Language Center office until October 6, 2021.

Test format: self-evaluation (German version only)

Date: from now on until Sunday, October 10, 2021 (Deadline for course registration: October 11, 2021, 12:00 noon)

How to proceed: Please download the file (DOCX or PDF, German version only) and follow the instructions on the first page of the document.

Please inform your lecturer in the first lesson that you have self-evaluated your Russian language skills. The final decision about your level will be made after the second or the third lesson together with your lecturer. If the level of the group does not correspond to your level, you will be offered a more suitable course if possible.

Please remember to indicate your self-evaluation in the course registration form (In the section "Prior Knowledge: Test taken on (date)" write: Self-evaluation).

Please save your self-evaluation document as a single PDF file and have it ready so that you can make it available to your lecturer on request.

Please note:

  • The learning program is basically intensive. Therefore: If the result of your self-evaluation is between two levels, it is usually advisable to choose the lower course (unless you are willing to invest more time and diligence in self-study in order to keep up).
  • All course participants must take the final exam.
  • We kindly ask for your understanding that there may be delayed responses to individual inquiries about placement, course content, etc. Please take this into account when planning your steps.
This test is for students of FU Berlin (except for FU students of Spanish Philology; a separate language and placement test for applicants has already been offered to these students in August 2021) and for exchange students (Erasmus+, direct exchange, etc.).

Test format: online test

Date: September 27 through October 10, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)

Location: Learning platform Blackboard

Requirement: active Blackboard account
If you do not have a Blackboard account, you need to request a local account from the Language Center. You need to do this between September 20 and 28, 2021 (2 p.m.).

How to take the test: Instructions on taking the placement test (PDF, German version only)

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Test format: online self-evaluation

Date: from now on until Wednesday, Oktober 6, 2021, 11 a.m.

Please proceed as follows:

  • After your self-assessment, please contact Ms. Deniz Aydın (coordination for Turkish) by phone to get assigned to the correct ABV module. The office hours are:
    • Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
    • Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from von 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please note: Registration for a class is not a guarantee of a place in that class. To find out if you have received a place in a class, please visit Course lists on Friday, 15 October.

During the first week of class, lecturers will conduct another assessment of your level to determine your final placement.