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Preparatory German language courses

We offer German language courses at various proficiency levels to prepare prospective international students for taking the German as a Second Language test (TestDaF) preliminary to beginning studies at the University of Stuttgart.

Admission to the University of Stuttgart is the prerequisite for taking a German language course. The Admissions Office sends out the invitations to German language courses.

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Courses offered

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Prerequisite: Reference level A2

Dates:

  • Assessment test: 05.10.2016
  • Course duration: 11 October 2016 – 10 March 2017
  • Vacation and holidays: 01 November 2016, 23 December 2016 – 05 January 2017
  • 476 teaching units

Classes:

  • 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fees:

  • Course (incl. E-Test): 1,478 euro

Qualification (per European Reference Framework): Level B2

Prerequisite: Reference level B1

Dates:

  • Assessment test: 05 October 2016
  • Course duration: 11 October 2016 – 24 March 2017
  • Vacation and holidays: 01 November 2016, 23 December 2016 – 05 January 2017
  • 524 Teaching units
  • TestDaF exam: 26 April 2017

Classes:

  • 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fees:

  • Course (incl. E-Test and
    TestDaF-Training): 1,622 euro
  • Exam: 175 euro

Qualification (per European Reference Framework): Level C1

Prerequisite: Reference level B2

Dates:

  • Assessment test: 05 October 2016
  • Course duration: 11 October 2016 – 20 January 2017
  • andVacation and holidays: 01 November 2016, 23 December 2016 – 05 January 2017
  • 308 Teaching units
  • TestDaF exam: 14 February 2017

Classes:

  • 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fees:

  • Course (incl. E-Test and
    TestDaF-Training): 974 euro
  • Exam: 175 euro

Qualification (per European Reference Framework): Level C1

Prerequisite:  Reference level C1

Dates:

  • Course duration: 19 December 2016 – 20 January 2017
  • 68 Teaching units
  • TestDaF exam: 14 February 2017

Classes:

  • 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fees:

  • Course (incl. E-Test and
    TestDaF-Training): 268 euro
  • Exam: 175 euro

 


Dates:

  • Course duration: 06 March 2017 – 24 March 2017
  • 72 Teaching units
  • TestDaFExam exam: 26 April 2017

Classes:

  • 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Fees:

  • Course (incl. E-Test and
    TestDaF-Training): 280 euro
  • Exam: 175 euro

OnSET – assessment test

OnSET is an Internet-based  assessment test for measuring general proficiency in German as a Second language.

OnSET

Keep in mind that for the test:

  • You have to work through 8 texts with 20 fill-in blanks each.
  • Per text you will have 5 minutes for a total of 40 minutes
  • When the 5 minutes are up, you are automatically switched to the next text.
  • You can go directly to the next text by clicking “next” anytime.

You must follow these rules during the test:

  • Write only one entry into each blank space
  • Do not enter the German vowels (ä, ö, ü) and ß as letter combinations such as
    ae, oe, ue or ss.
  • Typing mistakes count as wrong answers.

Texts already completed cannot be revisited or worked on. For more details, please review the PDF in the link menu at the top of this page (“Information Flyer“)

  1. Registering:

Only individuals taking  the German language courses at the University of Stuttgart may register for OnSET.

  1. Preparing for exam day:

To sit for the online exam, you will need your personal ID/passport and your password.

  1. Taking the exam:

First, log on to OnSET with your password.
Follow the step-by-step instructions::

  • “Teilnehmen”(“Enter”)
  • “Weiter” (“Next”)
  •  Read the test instructions
  • “Test starten” (“Start test”) – the timer is now running!
  1. Getting the results:

After you finish the last text, your test results will appear. Then, click on “finish test.”

You can download your certificate anytime from the participant portal.

Taking the sample test is good practice for taking the real thing in OnSET. Take advantage of the opportunity and test yourself! 

To the sample test [de]

Contact

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Olaf Moritz

Head of Department

  • +49 711 685-68562
  • Write e-mail
  • Sprechstunden: Mo, Di, Do 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr; Mo 13:00 - 14:00 Uhr
 

Ifigenia Theodoridou

Assessment Test, Media Representative

  • +49 711 685-68563
  • Write e-mail
  • Sprechstunde: Donnerstag 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr