Language Certificates

You need a certificate to verify your acquired language skills, e.g. for the DAAD, or for the exchange programs of the University of Mannheim?

Then Studium Generale is the place to go!

On this page you will also find information on the certificate for Teacher Education according to GymPO.

 

We issue certificates for the following languages:

English

Spanish

French

 

Portuguese

Important Information

Fees

The fees for the issuing of a language certificate:

  • for students of the University of Mannheim: € 45
  • for students of other universities and colleges: € 60

The fee is to be paid when signing up.

Signing up

Our available time slots are booked out fast. For this reason, please sign up for a language test as early as possible.

Currently, signing up can only be done via e-mail. Therefore, payment of the fee can only be effected via bank transfer to the following account:

Empfänger (Recipient): Studium Generale, Universität Mannheim Service und Marketing GmbH
Bank: Baden-Württembergische Bank AG
IBAN: DE49 600 501 01 000 8622765
BIC/Swift-Address: SOLADEST600
Verwendungszweck (Reference): “Sprachzertifikat” and your name

Please send us the transfer voucher via e-mail, together with a copy of your student ID or regular ID-card/passport, to studiumgenerale@service.uni-mannheim.de and inform us about the test date you have chosen.

Possible particularities regarding the signing up for the individual languages can be found under the respective language on this page.

What do I have to bring to the language-certificate test?

A medical face mask is recommended!

Please bring the language-certificate form to the test. We do not keep a record of the test results in our system. Fill out the header in legible block letters with your name, your student-ID number, and the language to be tested.

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Language Certificate Form

Procedure

The written part takes an hour and tests your writing skills and your reading comprehension. In addition, a ten-minute conversation with the examiner will be used to evaluate your listening comprehension and your oral expression.

You should plan a total of two to three hours for the whole test procedure.

The test is designed to evaluate the language levels A1 to C1. For language level C2, a separate test needs to be applied for, as C2 evaluates the language on an academic level, which requires more complex written and oral competencies.

C2 does not stand for “native speaker”!

Cancelling / Non-attendance

You can cancel your registration for a language-certificate test up to 14 working days prior to the appointment and get your money back.

If you do not show up for the test, or if you cancel later than 14 working days before the test, you will not be refunded.

Language Certificate English

Signing up

Content of the language test

The test evaluates reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to measure the student’s ability to communicate successfully in an academic setting. The student is required to do a reading comprehension exercise and to write an essay on a general topic (approx. one page on the computer, one and a half pages hand-written). The participants should also be able to talk fluently about their study program as well as their professional plans and their proposed semester abroad.


The test is designed to evaluate the language levels A1 to C1. For language level C2, a separate test needs to be applied for, as C2 tests the language on an academic level, which requires more complex written and oral competencies.

C2 does not stand for “native speaker”!

 

 

 

 

 

Duration of the language-certificate test

The language-certificate test takes approx. 2 hours in total.

Dates for the Language Certificate Test English

(The dates for the online tests can be found below these dates!)

Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available

 

 

 

 

Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available

 

 

 

 

Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available
3:00 p.m.-05:00 p.m.

 

L9,7 1st Fl.

 

 

available
Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available
3:00 p.m.-05:00 p.m.

 

L9,7 1st Fl.

 

 

available
Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available
3:00 p.m.-05:00 p.m.

 

L9,7 1st Fl.

 

 

available
Time* Room* Availability*
03:00-05:00 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available

 

 

 

 

Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available
03:00-05:00 p.m.

 

 

L9,7 1st, Fl.

 

available
Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available
03:00-05:00 p.m.

 

 

L9,7 1st Fl. Room 100

 

available
Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available
03:00-5:00 p.m.

 

 

L9,7 1st Fl. Room Nr. 100

 

available
Time* Room* Availability*
11:30 a.m.-01:30 p.m.

L 9, 7, 1st Fl.

Room 100

available
03:00-05:00 p.m.

 

 

L9,7 1st Fl. Room Nr. 100

 

available

* all information is subject to change

 

 


NEW! Language Certificate English – Online Tests

Signing up

Please send us an e-mail to studiumgenerale@service.uni-mannheim.de with the transfer voucher, a copy of your student-ID or regular ID-card/passport, and the date you have chosen to take the test. Fill out the header of the Language Certificate Form   in legible block letters and attach it to your e-mail.

Download for Language_Certificate.

Our bank details are as follows:

Empfänger (Recipient): Studium Generale, Universität Mannheim Service und Marketing GmbH
Bank: Baden-Württembergische Bank AG
IBAN: DE49 600 501 01 000 8622765
BIC/Swift-Address: SOLADEST600
Verwendungszweck (Reference): “Sprachzertifikat” and your name

Upon receipt of your e-mail, we will confirm your registration and give you the link to the Zoom room as well as the scheduled time for the oral part of the test.

 

Fees

The fees for the issuing of a language certificate:

  • for students of the University of Mannheim: € 45
  • for students of other universities and colleges: € 60

The fee is to be paid when signing up.

Procedure

Please enter the Zoom room at the arranged time. A webcam and a good microphone are required. The examiner will check your ID prior to the test and will then send you the written part of the test via e-mail. You have 60 minutes time for the written part and are asked to then send it back to the examiner via e-mail.

The individual conversations for the oral part of the test begin after the written part is concluded. The conversation will take around 10 minutes per participant.

Cameras are to be kept on during both parts of the test.

The test cannot be evaluated if the camera does not function throughout the whole test. The participant is responsible for the technical condition of their computer during the test.

Test results will be available at the Studium Generale office two days after the test.

The certificates will be sent to the participants via e-mail. The certificate can also be sent to you in hard-copy by regular post; in this case, however, you are asked to first send a self-addressed and sufficiently stamped large envelope to: Universität Mannheim Service und Marketing GmbH / Studium Generale / L9,7 / 68161 Mannheim.

Cancelling / Non-attendance

You can cancel your registration for a language-certificate test up to 14 working days prior to the appointment and get your money back.

If you do not show up for the test, or if you cancel later than 14 working days before the test, you will not be refunded.

Termine für das Sprachzertifikat Englisch – online

Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available
Time* Room*
Availability*
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Zoom available

* all information is subject to change

Language Certificates Spanish, French & Portuguese

Please contact us via e-mail to sign up for these language tests. We will arrange individual appointments with the examiners. For further information, see above under Important Information.

Contact us no later than 3 weeks before the desired date of your test.

Other Language Certificates

Language Certificate for Teacher Education according to GymPO

The language-certificate form for Teacher Education according to GymPO can be downloaded here.

 

You need help with the translation of your application?

Then contact our Student Translation Service. They will be happy to help you!