SPRACHNACHWEIS MASTER (BEWERBER)
Computer-based English test at the Hochschule RheinMain Language Center
(07.09.2016) If you are applying for a master's course at the Wiesbaden Business School OR for the Media + Design Management Master program at the Design - Computer Science - Media Faculty, winter semester only and need to do the computer-based test to prove your proficiency in English at B2 or C1 level (because you don't have any other accepted certification of your level), you must register online on this website for the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). This computer-based test takes approx. 1 hour to complete; you will be charged a fee of €10 per test taken.
Testing for Master's applicants for winter semester 2016/17 will start in June. Test dates for the next semester appear on this website:
June 3 and 17, from 2-3 p.m.
July 1, 8 and 22 from 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
September 9, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m.
September 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 5-6 p.m.
Testing takes place at the HSRM Language Center, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring campus in Wiesbaden, Building C in the computer room/C1.08 on the ground floor. Please bring a photo ID with you (e.g. driver's license, passport, etc.) to the test.
We ask that you sign up for only 1 test date; should a second test date be necessary after your first attempt, please contact the Language Center. To register online for a test, please click on the following link:
To check that your registration has been successful, click on this link (you will NOT receive a confirmation from the Language Center!):
If you need to cancel your test registration, please send an e-mail to the Language Centre.
Note: Applicants of Design - Computer Science - Media Faculty may only take the test ONCE; results must be submitted with their application and are not accepted after the deadline or deadline extension date.
You will receive your result (out of 120 possible points) immediately after the test. If you have obtained the required point score for the master's course you wish to apply for, you will also receive written confirmation of your result which you can submit with your application. It will be issued only once, so if a copy is needed for your files, please take care of this before you submit your application; the Language Center cannot supply duplicates later!
Required point scores in the computer-based test
Wiesbaden Business School
Information on the required score for each of the Wiesbaden Business School's programs are listed on the programs' respective pages.
Faculty of Design - Computer Science - Media
You must obtain at least 60 points (CEFR level B2) in the test in order to be accepted on the master's course in Media + Design Management. The certification of your level must be turned in with your application.
Faculty of Engineering
You must obtain at least 20 points (CEFR level A2) in the test by the end of the second semester of the BIS-Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen master's program.
Form and content of the computer-based test
The test is divided into two parts: Use of English and Listening.
Use of English: This part tests your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary, for example, how well you know tenses, or which word would be correct in a sentence. It also tests how well you understand what someone means when they are talking to you. There are about 30 questions in this section.
Listening: This part tests the (literal & implicit) meaning in language. There are about 15 questions in this section.
You will be given 70 minutes to answer about 45 questions, but you may not need so long. The test is adaptive - in other words, the computer program decides which questions to ask you, depending on how well you are doing. If you answer several questions correctly, you will then be given more difficult ones; conversely, you will get easier questions if you don’t answer the previous questions correctly. By constantly matching questions from its databank to your ability to answer them correctly, the test can, therefore, accurately assess your level of English.
For examples of the kind of questions you will receive, please click on the following link:
https://www.oxfordenglishtesting.com (>>> Oxford Online Placement Test >>>Teenagers & Adults >>> "learn more" >>> scroll down, click on "see sample questions").
If you need additional information which you could not find on this page, or on the Media + Design Management page, or on the page of the Master's program of the Wiesbaden Business School for which you are applying (Greg Rampinelli is the Head of Business in English at the Wiesbaden Business School), you can contact the university's Studienbüro and the staff members there will try to help you (tel. +49 611 9495-1560).