COMPUTER-BASED ENGLISH TEST (OOPT)

>>> Update: English level testing <<<

(02.08.21) The Language Center will offer English level testing (Oxford Placement Test) again on campus, for Master's applicants only, starting in August.  The exact dates have been published on the website and registration is now possible.

 

  • Current HSRM students who need documentation of their English level for an application for a semester abroad should write to the Language Center or an English instructor (Language Center staff) at their campus.  They will be tested in an online appointment.

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 new Creative Media Conception Master's program

...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 online on this website 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.

(02.08.21) The Language Center is offering English level testing (Oxford Placement Test) again on campus, for Master's applicants only, starting in August.  Registration is now possible.

August 12 and 26 - 2:00-3:30pm and 4-5:30pm
September 9 - 2:00-3:30pm and 4-5:30pm

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 click on the following link:

Test registration  If the online registration isn't working, 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 you are applying for and the test date (August 26 or September 9).  We will then confirm the date/time of your test session by e-mail.

To check that your registration has been successful, click on this link (you will NOT receive a confirmation message from the Language Center!):

Registration lists  (See above.)

If you need to cancel your test registration, please send an e-mail to the Language Center.

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).