Recognition of externally acquired international language certificates is possible. Please contact Beate Walter.
Dates for English Placement Test (OPT)
Students who want to enrol in an English course must take the Oxford Placement Test (OPT) before the course begins. This computer-based, multiple-choice test is usually offered during orientation (STET) week in the winter semester and April for the summer semester. Students can enrol in courses that reflect their test score. The test can be repeated during the course of studies.
To enrol for the OPT, please join the Moodle room: OPT-Anmeldung Sommersemester 2021
Enrolment key: OPTSoSe21
The test fee is 2 euros. The bank transfer must be confirmed before students can take the test. Payment details can be found in the Moodle room.
The course catalogue contains information about course content, requirements, and registration. The score on the Oxford Placement Test (OPT) will tell you which courses you are allowed to take. Select only those courses you need and can complete. Unfortunately, multiple registrations in parallel courses cannot be considered. Participants on the waiting list can eventually move up. The course instructor will decide on the final admission to the course. It is essential that you attend the first class; otherwise, you will lose your place in the course.
Information for BA students of English and American Studies
IN THE O-PHASE
For the module AA03 Language Practice students can earn 12 credit points. One course in each of the areas #01 General Language Practice GLP, #02 Speaking and Listening, #03 Special Language Practice and #04 Regional Studies of Anglophone Countries must be taken and successfully completed. It is recommended that students complete two courses in the winter semester and two courses in the summer semester.
Students with less than 60 points on the OPT must take a remedial English course (Remedial Skills or Grammar & Vocabulary) before they can take a GLP course in the summer semester. Credits for this course may be earned in the Additional Language Study (ZusätzlichesSprachstudium) concentration.
The module exam is taken at the end of the summer semester as a B2 level exam. The result of this exam is also the grade for the module exam. Language certificates from recognized organizations (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, CAE) that were obtained no longer than two years ago can be recognized as equivalent to the B2 exam (see level exams).
IN THE Q-PHASE
For the modules AA08 (major) and AA23 (minor), 6 credit points can be earned. One course in each of the areas #01 General Language Practice GLP, #02 Speaking and Listening and #03 Special Language Practice must be successfully completed. It is recommended that students complete one language course each semester.
The module exam can be taken at the end of a semester as the C1 exam. The result of this exam is also the grade for the module exam. Language certificates from recognized organizations (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, CAE) that were obtained no longer than two years ago can be recognized as equivalent to the C1 exam (see level exams).
Information for BA students of International Relations
Students must prove B2 English proficiency at the beginning of their studies. If the B2 level is not explicitly stated on the high school diploma, the student must either score at least 75 points on the placement test (OPT) or prove B2 level via an internationally recognized language certificate. For the recognition of language certificates, please send a copy via email to the Political Science Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who either do not have a B2 certificate or have less than 75 points on the OPT must successfully complete two English language courses during the O-Phase for module B InB 2014 BFSp-O.
It is recommended that students take English courses that reflect their OPT score.
Information for MA students of Applied Linguistics
Students in this program must demonstrate English proficiency at the C1 level (reading and listening comprehension). It is recommended that students take English courses to prepare for the C1 exam.