German Placement Exam

The German Language Placement Exam is offered periodically to those students who already speak the language in order to determine their proficiency level (A, B, or C).

German Proficiency Exam: Two hours will be given to translate one of a choice of two 300-word German texts into coherent English. The use of a dictionary/ies, either paper and/or electronic is allowed. The use of of any online translation program such Google translate is not allowed.

Upcoming Exam Dates: 


Next German Placement Exam before Spring 2019 Registration:

Friday, November 2, 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Hamilton Hall, Room 602

About the test:

No registration is necessary, but please be punctual as the test starts with a listening component.

The test is a paper/pen(cil), multiple-choice test designed to test all levels. It covers listening, vocabulary, grammar, reading, and a writing prompt.

Results will be made available as soon as possible, usually the same or the following day.


Next German Proficiency Exam:

This exam is for graduate students who need to demonstrate that they can read and translate source material in German. 
 

January 25, 2019: 3:00-5:00pm
May 14, 2019: 9:00 -11:00 am (could be subject to change if exam schedule changes)

Rooms will be posted as soon as they are assigned.


About the test:
No registration is necessary.
You will have 2 hours to translate one of a choice of two 300-word German texts into coherent
English. You may use a dictionary/ies, either paper and/or electronic. You may not use any
online translation program such as Google translate.
For sample exams email: pq2@columbia.ed


For more information please contact: js2331@columbia.edu (Jutta Schmiers-Heller)