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Who has to take the test?

The placement test is mandatory for all regular English courses. The tests are partly mandatory and partly optional for participants in faculty specific English courses.

Mandatory: Students of the WiWi-Faculty (Fakultät 11) must take the test in order to register for WiWi-Modul-6 English courses.

Optional: For the courses "English for Bio- and Chemical Engineering" (Faculty 6), "English for Urban Planning B2" (Faculty 9), "English for Architecture and Civil Engineering B2" (Faculty 10)  and "English for Psychology" (Faculty 12) placement tests are optional (even though highly recommended). Students from these faculties can register directly for their English language course via our course platform.

The placement test can be waived for students with prior course certificates or other documentation of language proficiency. Students who are able to provide a recognized certificate not older than one year showing that they have attained an appropriate language level for their desired course are not required to take a placement test. For more info please click here.
Location / Test format / Preparation Tips

Tests take place in the language lab EF 61, room 204 on the online learning platform MOODLE (https://moodle.tu-dortmund.de/).

Information on the test format can be found here.

Preparation tips can be found here.


The placement test remains valid for two semesters: For the summer semester 2020 the current test results are valid as well as the results from the previous winter semester enrolment 2019/20.

Test Dates

Test Dates SoSe 2020

Calendar Week 10

Tue 03.03.2020 14:00 - 17:00
Wed 04.03.2020 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
Thu 05.03.2020 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00

Calendar Week 11

Mon 09.03.2020 14:00 - 17:00
Tue 10.03.2020 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
Wed 11.03.2020 13:00 - 15:00
Thu 12.03.2020 13:00 - 16:00
Fr 13.03.2020 09:00 - 12:00

Calendar Week 12

Mon 16.03.2020 14:00 - 17:00
Tue 17.03.2020 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
Wed 18.03.2020 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00


You need to register for the test via our course platform. Registration for the summer semester 2020 will be possible as of Feburary 15th, 2020. Please log into your personal account and click on "Einstufungstest" in the upper bar. You can only register for one date per language. If you wish to de-register, please click onto "Abmelden" and register for another date if you wish. In case you want to take part in placement tests for several languages, please do not choose dates at the same time because you will have too little time to complete several tests.

Please bring your student card for identification to the test date.

If there is a valid reason why you cannot participate during these two weeks, please hand in the respective evidence (internship contracts, doctor's notes etc.) to our office. You will then be given the opportunity to participate at another date.

Video Tutorial: How to Sign-up for Placement Tests