ENGLISH SKILLS AND TOEIC

English Proficiency

Proof of English skills has to be provided upon application to Leuphana University Lüneburg. A list of all recognized certifications can be found at Admission Requirements for Bachelor and Consecutive Master Courses of Study  as well as Doctoral Candidates .

One of the certificates accepted by the university to verify the language skills of students applying to a German language majors is the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Listening and Reading Test. 

Please note the special admission requirements for English language majors.

Test Formats

Test formats

There is now an Online version for the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test. The new handbook is available here 

TOEIC paper-based

  • This is the original version
  • There are no differences in content with the other tests

TOEIC Online

  • Same content and setup a the paper-based version
  • If there is still time after the text the participant can check his/her answers in the ‘Reading’ section
  • The final score will be shown briefly directly after finishing the exam. The score-report will be sent about 8 working days after the test. Only the score-report is valid

TOEIC Home-Version Online (remote proctoring session)

  • If you do not meet the technical requirements, you cannot take this test
  • Same content and setup a the paper-based version
  • If there is still time after the text the participant can check his/her answers in the ‘Reading’ section
  • The final score will be shown briefly directly after finishing the exam. The score-report will be sent about 8 working days after the test. Only the score-report is vaild
  • Test proctor and test participant must leave their video cameras on at all times during the test

CHEATING

Any attempt to cheat or falsify test results will be investigated. Students have already been expelled for cheating.

English Skills as an Admission Requirement

English Skills as an Admission Requirement

  • English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Leuphana Bachelor
  • English Proficiency as an admission requirement for the Leuphana Consecutive Masters Programs
  • English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Admission to Doctoral Program

English Skills as an Admission Requirement

English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Leuphana Bachelor

If you wish to provide proof of your English proficiency for German language majors with the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, you must achieve at least 650 points on the test.

If you cannot provide proof of these skills at the beginning of your studies, it must be submitted by no later than the end of the second semester.

We strongly advise that you begin preparing for the test early. Prep courses are offered regularly for Leuphana students. Register in myStudy.

Please note the special admission requirements for majors taught only in English.

English Proficiency as an admission requirement for the Leuphana Consecutive Masters Programs

English Language Proficiency

Another prerequisite for all programmes (except teacher training) is proficiency in English. For the German-language study programmes, proof of German language skills must also be provided. Please also note the exceptions.

If your native language is English, then you do not need to provide proof of English proficiency. All other applicants must provide proof in one of the following ways:

  • by passing the internet-based TOEFL test (iBT) with a minimum score of 85 points
  • by passing the TOEIC test with a minimum of 785 points in listening and reading
  • by passing the IELTS (academic or general) 5.5 test
  • by passing the Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CAE) exam at grade C or better
  • by passing modules at a university (at least 30 credit points according to ECTS) with English as the exclusive language of instruction and exams taken in English
  • a successfully completed degree in the subject "English"
  • School leaving exam of a school with English as the exclusive language of instruction, that qualifies for studying at a university in the respective country

English language proficiency (except for the school certificate) must not be older than 4 years. For programmes in English, proof of English proficiency must be available at the time of application. For programmes in German, the proof can be submitted later until the end of the respective winter semester (31st March).

Please also submit the Proof of English Language Proficiency form for the application together with your certificates.

If you want to prove your English language proficiency via the 30 CP from your university studies and did not complete your Bachelors degree at Leuphana, please fill out this form. Graduates of Leuphana please use this document.

English Skills as an Admission Requirement for the Admission to Doctoral Program

If you wish to provide proof of your English proficiency with the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test, you must achieve at least 785 pointson the test. Applicants to doctoral study programs in the departments of Business and Economics as well as Sustainability have to provide proof of English proficiency.

The fee will not be refunded to doctoral students.

For more information, please look at the Doctorate Regulations  for each faculty listed at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

Reading und Listening

Overview of TOEIC Listening and Reading Test

The TOEIC was developed in 1979 by the ETS (Educational Testing Service). In contrast to the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which tests academic English, the TOEIC focuses particularly on applying the English language in a work-related context.

The standardized test is made up of 200 multiple choice questions, 100 of which test listening comprehension and 100 of which test reading comprehension. The questions are based on authentic situations occurring in a normal workday, such as meetings, business trips, and negotiations.

In recent years the internationally recognized TOEIC has continued to gain significance amongst European universities – not only as a certification exam (e.g. when applying for a job upon completion of studies), but also as an entrance exam (to provide proof of English language skills).

The Language Center has been recognized as a TOEIC testing center since 2004.

FAQ - Test Format

  • Listening Test (approx. 45 minutes)
  • Reading Format (75 minutes)
  • Further information about test format

FAQ - Test Format

Listening Test (approx. 45 minutes)

  • There are 100 questions in this section
  • Six image descriptions and 25 questions and answers
    • Testing to determine whether the spoken information can be associated with the information contained in images
  • Conversations with shorter statements and more exchange amongst participants
  • Testing to determine whether something implied by a person during a conversation or a speech is understood
    • ion for the TOEIC
  • 30 monologs

Reading Format (75 minutes)

  • There are 100 questions in this section
  • 30 incomplete sentences
  • In the16 text completion section, the test taker will be asked to select a new, separate sentence that best suits the general context of the text and to determine where the sentence should be inserted into the text.
  • 29 single passages and 25 multiple passages
    • There are also text messages, instant messages and chats with multiple participants
  • Text problems with up to three associated texts
  • Questions about the meaning of the written word within a context

 

Further information about test format

We also recommend that you take the updated sample test to become familiar with the new question formats (»Download now ).

Preparation

To prepare for the TOEIC, we recommend that you take the placement test at the Self-Access Center to determine your language level.

A score of 650 points, which is within the B1 range, is needed to meet the English language requirements for the Bachelor programs. A score of 785 points – needed to register for Consecutive Master Courses of Studies or doctoral studies – is within the B2 range. Please keep in mind that achieving a new level takes a lot of work and time (about 200 hours).

Come to the TOEIC office hours with the results of your placement test and we will help set up a preparation time plan!

Test Dates 2021

ATTENTION: The Language Center no longer offers TOEIC-Tests and will not reimburse any TOEIC Tests taken after 12 February 2021.

However, during the pandemic Leuphana students can take TOEIC tests that have been reserved for them. There are two formats which both have the same structure and type of questions.

TOEIC Home Version Online (remote proctoring session): Test sessions are taken on your own computer at home under supervision. NOTE: If you do not meet the technical requirements, you cannot participate. Please check your requirements before you register.

Plese see 'Registration' for more details.

Participants: 10 max.
Fee: 120€

Registration is only possible after 10 July. Please note all registration requests that are recieved before that date will not be processed.

Day

 

Friday 13 August 2021

Friday 27 August 2021

Friday 10 September 2021

Registration

 

10 July – 6 August

10 July – 20 August

10 July – 3 September

Version

 

Home-Version Online

Home-Version Online

Home-Version Online

Starting time

 

2 pm

2 pm

2 pm

Registration

ATTENTION: Should a test have fewer than 4 participants, the test will be cancelled. You will be offered another test day from LTS.
 

  • TOEIC Home Version Online (remote proctoring session): Test sessions are taken on your own computer at home under supervision. NOTE: If you do not meet the technical requirements, you cannot participate. Please check your requirements before you register.
  • If you do not meet the technical requirements, you can participate in test sessions 13 July 2021. These tests are in Hamburg and a hygiene protocol (distance, masks) is in place. Participants will receive the address when they register.

Registration:

  1. Send a scan of your student ID (cell phone photo if no scanner is available) to toeic@leuphana.de. You will receive a link and a code. The entire registration process is done by Language & Testing Service GmbH which is the central testing site for TOEIC/TOEFL in Germany.
  2. After you have clicked on the link sent to you, follow the directions given. Place the code in the box ‘Bescheibnung’ and not in the ‘Gutschein’ box. Note that the link does not guarantee you a spot. Should a specific test be booked out, you have to register for another one.
  3. The results will be sent by mail to your mailbox. The address on the registration form will be usedto send the results. After receiving your results, please send the copy by mail to the Student Service person who is responsible for you. Alternatively, you can place your copy in an addressed envelope in the silver mailbox in front of building 10.

If you do not reach the required score, you can register for another test session after you know your test results.

Office hours

C 5.104

Wednesday

Make an appointment by an e-mail: toeic@leuphana.de

 

TOEIC Prep Course for Leuphana Students

1-week crash course
Usually the first or second week of March
9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Level B1/B2

or

During the semester: TOEIC Preparation Course

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