Frequently asked questions

Further questions?

What is UNIcert®?

UNIcert® is a widely recognized university certification system for foreign language programmes.

Follow the link to find out more about UNIcert® in different languages.

How and where can I test my language skills?

You can take an online placement test to gain a rough idea of your current level.

Here are some links:

German: Link to the placement test of the Goethe Institute

English: Link to the British Council Online English level test

German, English & other languages: Link to Sprachtest.de

What does A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 mean?

These are the reference levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for grading language proficiency:

A
Basic User

B
Independent User

C
Proficient User

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

(Breakthrough)

(Waystage)

(Threshold)

(Vantage)

(Effective
Operational
Proficiency)

(Mastery)

 

On the websites of the Council of Europe, you can find detailled descriptions of the six reference levels:

Six reference levels

How do I pay the course fee?

 

 

The course fee is payable by bank transfer only (no payments in cash!). We strongly advise you to use a German or an EU bank account in order to avoid service charges.

 

 

When do I need to pay the course fee?

Please allow some time after registration to receive an invoice with detailled instructions. Usually, the payment is due within four weeks after receiving the invoice.

Am I accepted to the course once I complete the online registration?

Normally yes. If not, we will contact you.

After successful submission of the online registration form, you will receive an automated email from the Campus for Language Proficiency.

Should you not receive that email, please contact us directly: campus.sprache[at]fhws.de