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(DAAD) language certificates for stays abroad (only for employees and students of the University of Stuttgart), UNIcert exams or ZiKiH for the application portfolio ...

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This offer is only available for students and employees of the University of Stuttgart.

(DAAD) Foreign Language Test (without English)

Please note the following important information:

  • The DAAD Language Certificate is only available to students planning to study abroad and to employees for research purposes.
  • The DAAD certificate is not appropriate for satisfying a study program language requirement and will not be issued for this purpose.

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This offer is only available for students and employees of the University of Stuttgart.

(DAAD) English Language Test

Please note the following important information:

  • The DAAD Language Certificate is only available to students planning to study abroad and to employees for research purposes.
  • The DAAD certificate is not appropriate for satisfying a study program language requirement and will not be issued for this purpose.

Appointments are exclusively allocated to students and employees of the University of Stuttgart and the Academy of Fine Arts. The DAAD test does not serve as an official proof of language proficiency for admission to studies at the University of Stuttgart.

Students from other universities and colleges should contact their Language Center or International Center. The VHS Stuttgart and the Anglo-German Institute in Stuttgart as well as other language institutes also take this test, but for a small fee.

Who is exempt?

  • Students with at least 10 points in their final high school examination (Abitur) can obtain a B2 language certificate without taking the test. Please register to the ILIAS course and follow the directions under the "Exemptions" section.
  • If you have already successfully completed an English course at the Language Center please contact Gretchen Chojnacki-Herbers. Please include the following in the email: name of course, name of instructor and semester. In addition, attach the filled-out DAAD form (see section: "What do I need to bring?" below). You will receive a certificate of the level of course you took (C1-course = C1-certificate; B2-course = B2-certificate). 

ILIAS: DAAD Test

The DAAD tests is only appropriate for applications to study abroad, or for DAAD scholarships.

The DAAD test is NOT appropriate for English Master's, or PhD requirements. Please refer to TOEFL or IELTS for this purpose.

 

 

The test tests the following four skills:

  • listening comprehension
  • reading comprehension
  • text production/writing
  • oral competence

These four skills are individually assigned to one of the competence levels of the European Reference Framework (A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1) and the results are entered in the DAAD Language Certificate Form. It is difficult to learn specifically for the test because your global language competence is tested and no explicit knowledge is required. You can also not fail because the test only determines the current level of English.

ILIAS - DAAD Test

DAAD tests usually take place twice a month during the lecture period in the Multimedia Library (room 1.077) at the Language Center (Breitscheidstraße 2, 1st floor). Further information is available on ILIAS.

During the lecture-free period information is also available on ILIAS.

Your certificate will be sent to you by e-mail a few days after you have attended the oral exam (Webex interview).

The test can only be repeated after six months.

Information about the test dates is available on ILIAS.

Yes - up to 1 day before the test.

ILIAS - DAAD Test

Log in to ILIAS and request permission to enter the DAAD page. Make sure to provide the reason for wishing to take the test in your e-mail.

UNIcert

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • The Language Center at the University of Stuttgart will only offer UNIcert certificates until September 30, 2025 at the latest.

  • Additional note regarding the English UNIcert certificate:
    For the English UNIcert certificate it is stipulated in the UNIcert regulations that students need at least two semesters to complete the coursework; it is not possible to take all four courses in one.
    Therefore the last starting date for the coursework will be October 2024 (winter term 2024/25) because it has to be completed by September 2025 (summer term 2025). 


State: 19.06.2023

 

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UNIcert is a university-specific system for the training, verification and certification of foreign language skills.
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With the UNIcert language degree, students have better chances on the national and international job market. This additional qualification is an important advantage for university graduates in job applications and in their further career.

Students and employees of the University of Stuttgart. If places are still available, students of other universities and guest students are able to participate.

UNIcert-Level + Learning Objectives and Content


Basis

The learning objectives of this preliminary level are based on level A2.
The aim of this level is to enable students to participate in a simple and direct exchange of information in routine situations. Participants can use simple linguistic means to provide information or information on selected topics of direct relevance (e.g. origin, education, studies, family, immediate environment). They have basic intercultural skills.


I

The learning objectives of this level are based on level B1.

The aim of this level is to enable students to cope adequately with everyday situations using simple linguistic means. Participants acquire a basic vocabulary as well as a basic competence for the production and understanding of simple linguistic expressions, taking into account interculturally relevant aspects.


II

The learning objectives of this level are based on level B2.

The aim of this level is to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The courses lead to adequate communication skills in study-related and job-related situations.


III

The learning objectives of this level are based on level C1.

The objectives of this level are to understand complex foreign language expressions on topics from the respective subject area as well as the main content of lectures and discussions on the subject area. Graduates of this level have the linguistic and intercultural knowledge that is particularly relevant for a stay abroad and a study visit.


IV

The learning objectives of this level are based on the C2 level, the highest level.

Graduates of this level have a comprehensive communicative foreign language competence in order to be able to react correctly, fluently and adequately in all general, study and job-related situations - almost like an academically educated native speaker.


Please refer to the UNIcert training regulations for a detailed description of each level.

The steps to the certificate in a nutshell:

  1. The requirements for each UNIcert level are described in detail in the training regulations. Regular participation in the courses, approx. 80%, is mandatory. In each course a service (exam, lecture etc.) is to be furnished.
    Detailed information about the requirements of each UNIcert level can be found in the UNIcert training regulations.
  2. Application forms for UNIcert can be obtained from the secretariat and can be completed and returned there together with the performance certificates. (or download UNIcert registration form here)
  3. For UNIcert Level III: The registration deadline for the corresponding exam will be announced on a notice board. Please note and register in time!
  4. For UNIcert levels I and II, pick up the certificate from the Language Center after e-mail notification.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: The Language Center at the University of Stuttgart will only offer UNIcert certificates until September 30, 2025 at the latest.
  6. Additional note regarding the English UNIcert certificate:
    For the English UNIcert certificate it is stipulated in the UNIcert regulations that students need at least two semesters to complete the coursework; it is not possible to take all four courses in one. 
    Therefore the last starting date for the coursework will be October 2024 (winter term 2024/25) because it has to be completed by September 2025 (summer term 2025).  by September 2025 (summer term 2025).

 

 

Next UNIcert examination dates in winter semester 2024/25:
Written examinations:
Wednesday, October 2, 2024 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Language Center (Breitscheidstraße 2, first floor)
Oral exams:
Wedenesday, October 16, 2024 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Language Center (Breitscheidstraße 2, first floor)
Registration:
by Sunday, September 1, 2024  at the latest
Registration form:
Download here: registration form 

Contact Information

 

Language Center

Breitscheidstraße 2, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

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