Link to the Sample Test (Short version to illustrate examples of test items)
Link to the Placement Test - Enrolment Key: Place21
You can contact our staff in the English Department if you have any questions concerning course enrollment.
For technical support, please contact Frau Blum, Head of the Zessko Mediothek at the Griebnitzsee campus, between 10:00 - 12:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 0331 977 36 94 or e-mail her at any time.
Students in the 3rd semester and higher who have not yet taken the placement test, please follow the link to sign up on the information list.
Students in the 2nd semester please follow this link to sign up on the information list.
The placement test is a prerequisite for taking any English course at Zessko. This means that only students and staff, if applicable, who have already taken a placement test for English / Key Competences at the University of Potsdam and whose results are in the electronic system can register for English courses. BA students who are enrolled at the University of Potsdam and can receive credits for this course will be given priority over other applicants, following certain admission criteria. The maximum number of seats (currently 20) must not be exceeded.
The result of the placement test is binding and has to match the score listed as a prerequisite for the course you wish to enroll in. Students who would like to repeat the placement test must present proof before they take the test again that they have in the meantime successfully completed a language course of at least 4 semester hours (60 x 45 minutes) or have studied abroad.
APPLICABILITY OF THE PLACEMENT TEST:
The placement test is used exclusively for the placement in the language courses at Zessko at the University of Potsdam. It is therefore not possible to use the placement test results for broader assessments of language fluency or to confirm the attainment of specific language skill levels. For this purpose, it is recommended to take the UNIcert exams offered at the Zessko.