Placement and Course Selection

Placement

IMPORTANT: Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, it is not possible to take the placement test on site. Please find our FAQs regarding the placement test below. Should you be interested in taking the test, please contact us at info-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch to receive online access.

Placement and consultation process
1. You send us an e-mail in which you: request online access to the placement test, state for which language you wish to take the placement test and say which courses you wish to take or whether you are unsure which course is appropriate. Please also inform us how you assess your current level and when, how and where you learned the language.

2. We send you all the necessary information on how to take the placement test online.
3. You take the placement test at home and send us your results.
4. You also e-mail us the answers to these questions regarding the placement test that will help us advise you on appropriate courses.
5. We advise you on suitable courses. We would be happy to arrange a personal consultation via e-mail, telephone or zoom.

 

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FAQ's

I wish to learn an additional language and do not have any prior knowledge, must I take the placement test?
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I already know a language (e.g. Italian) and would like to learn a language related to this language (e.g.) Spanish. Which course is appropriate for me?
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I learned an additional language in school but have not used it since then, must I take the placement test?
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I have already taken the placement test, must I repeat it?
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I have already attended a course at the Language Center and would like to register for a further course. Must I take the placement test? Which course should I register for?
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Can I also take the placement test during the summer break?
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How long does the placement test take and what is tested?
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Do I have to take the placement test before the registration deadline?
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The course level xy is specified for a course. What does that mean?
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In which languages can I take the computer-based placement test?
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The course description says that I have to take an oral placement test. How can I do that?
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I already have a certificate (e.g. Goethe, CAE). Do I have to take the placement test?
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I have already attended a language course at another language school. Do I still have to take the placement test?
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I am currently not in Basel and will only come to Basel after the registration deadline. What can I do in order to be assessed?
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I have taken the placement test and would like to register for the recommended course. How do I register?
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