Starting Winter Semester 2019 2020, all DAAD English language certificates should be issued by your current English language course lecturer or study abroad programme coordinator.
We now offer the Oxford Test of English, which is accepted by some partner universities, and the results of this test can be used as the basis for a DAAD certificate.
The Oxford Test of English is a computer-based test. It consists of four modules: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. You can take the whole test (all four modules), a single module, or any combination of the four modules.
The test uses a bank of questions for each module so that during one test session, each test taker gets a different version of the test. The Listening and Reading modules are adaptive, which means that the questions get more difficult or easier depending on whether you answer them correctly or not. This allows the computer to accurately assess your level of English. The Speaking and Writing modules are marked by trained English language assessors.