Assessment Test Winter Term 2024/25

The next assessment test will take place in October 2024. Further information on the exact date and registration procedure will be made available on this page in September 2024.

All students wishing to study English are required to take an Assessment Test on our campus in Essen (PC-Raum A-009 - Altendorfer Str 9, entrance no. 3, first floor). There are no exceptions. It is not an entrance exam, but BA Lehramt students are required to score at least 50 % on the test in order to be allowed to take the Comprehensive Language Course I exam in Modul SP1.
Keep in mind, however, that you must use your university e-mail address to register for the test. Student e-mail addresses end in Please double check your e-mail address before submitting your registration. When you register, you will receive an e-mail with an identification number and password. Please bring it with you to the test. Do not register for the Assessment Test more than once.

Guide to improving your English

Here is a guide to help you improve your English. It has been put together by the Language Practice Team of the Anglophone Studies Department and offers tips and suggestions for working on the following areas: grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

Mastering a foreign language requires time and effort, but following this advice will definitely help you to get better at English.

The Assessment Test takes place in two parts (60 minutes):

1. C-Test (Reading Comprehension)

In the following text, parts of some words are missing. Your job is to replace the missing parts.
There are usually five men in the crew of a fir engine. One of them drives the engine. The leader sits beside the driver. The ot__ firemen s__ inside t__ cab o__ the fi__ engine.

Here, the correct answer would be: The other firemen sit inside the cab of the fire engine.

2. DELTA - (Grammar and Vocabulary)

Write (or choose) the correct form of the verb in brackets.
In 1066 William of Normandy (invade) England.
The right answer is invaded
Find a word that means more or less the same as the word or phrase underlined and that begins with the letter suggested.
Newton found out the Law of Gravity. d...
The right answer is discovered.