Placement and Course Selection

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 with crucial information regarding the placement test below.

Placement

Placement and consultation process
If you have prior knowledge of a language, you will have to take a placement test.

1. Please answer these questions on your preferences and prior knowledge, and send the filled-out PDF to info-sprachenzentrum@clutterunibas.ch. If you want to take a placement test for more than one language, please fill out a form for each language. Your answers will help us recommend courses that fit your language level and needs. If you have taken a course at another language school or have received an official certificate (for example, CAE, Goethe, etc.), please attach them to your e-mail.

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Do I have to take the placement test before the registration deadline?

Yes, we recommend that you take the placement test before the registration deadline and before you register for the course.

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The course level xy is specified for a course. What does that mean?

The level given in the course description corresponds to the level at the beginning of the course. This level must be proven in the placement test so that you can attend the course.

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In which languages can I take the computer-based placement test?

In the languages German as a foreign language, English, French, Italian and Spanish, the placement is computer-based.
For placement in the following languages, please e-mail the respective course instructor: Arabic, Brazilian, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Modern Greek, Persian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian.

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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?

Please send a copy / a photo of your certificate to info-sprachenzentrum@clutterunibas.chinfo-sprachenzentrum@clutterunibas.ch. We will inform you whether you have to take the complete or only part of the placement test, or whether your certificate suffices for placement purposes.

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I have already attended a language course at another language school. Do I still have to take the placement test?

Please send us a copy/photo of your course confirmation including the number of lessons and the course level to info-sprachenzentrum@clutterunibas.ch. We will inform you whether you have to take the complete or only part of the placement test, or whether your certificate suffices for placement purposes.

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I have taken the placement test and would like to register for the recommended course. How do I register?

Please go to the recommended course on our website and register online. Enter your placement results for listening, writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary in the registration form. Please note our registration deadlines and that your registration is binding. Most of our courses do not require registration on MOnA.

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I learned an additional language in school but have not used it since then, must I take the placement test?

Yes, in this case the placement test is compulsory to determine your current level in this additional language.

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