COMPUTER-BASED ENGLISH TEST (OOPT)

Computer-based English test at the Hochschule RheinMain Language Center

If you are...

  • applying for any Master's course at the Wiesbaden Business School or for the Creative Media Conception Master's program
  • a current HSRM student applying to spend a semester abroad

...and need to do the computer-based test to prove your proficiency in English at B1, B2 or C1 level (because you don't have any other accepted certification of your level), you must register by e-mail for the Oxford Placement Test (OOPT). This computer-based test, which must be done on campus at Kurt-Schumacher-Ring, takes approx. 1 hour to complete; Master's applicants will be charged a fee of €10 per test taken.

(22.01.22) The Language Center is offering English level testing (Oxford Placement Test) for Master's applicants, as well as current HSRM students planning a semester abroad, starting in December. Registration is now possible.

February 8: 3:45pm
February 22: 2pm

 

Past /full test sessions:

December 7: 2pm
January 11: 2pm
January 25: 2pm, 3:45pm
February 8: 2pm


Testing takes place at the main campus of the HSRM, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring in Wiesbaden, Building D, Rm. D118. Please bring a photo ID with you (e.g. driver's license, passport, etc.) to the test.

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Please sign up for only 1 test date.  To register for a test, please sign up by e-mail to oopt-sz(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de, and include the following details in your mail: your name, the degree program (Master's applicants) or scholarship program (semester abroad applicants) you are applying for and the test date and time.  We will then confirm the date/time of your test session by e-mail.

If you need to cancel your test registration, please send an e-mail to oopt-sz(at)remove-this.hs-rm.de

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 or semester abroad program 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 for Master's applicants

Wiesbaden Business School
Information on the required score for each of the Wiesbaden Business School's (WBS) Master's programs which require a specific English level are listed here and on the programs' respective pages.  Language level documentation may be turned in either with the application or at enrollment.

Design-Computer Science-Media
Applicants for the Creative Media Conception Master's program must document their B1 English level.  The English level documentation must be turned in with the application.

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 (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 kinds of questions you will need to answer, please click on the following link (screenshots from the OUP website).

Further information for Master's applicants

If you need additional information which you could not find here on this page ...

... you can contact the university's Studienbüro and the staff members in Wiesbaden will try to help you (tel. +49 611 9495-1560).