• When is the placement test given and for what is it used?
  • Who has to take the placement test?
  • How do I register for a level A1 course (beginning)?
  • Can a language course at level A1, A2 and B1 be counted for Complementary Studies within the Leuphana Bachelor?
  • I signed up in time and still did not get the course!
  • What is expected of students in Spanish?
  • How good does my Spanish have to be to participate in the Erasmus program?
  • How do I prepare for a stay abroad or for a course?
  • What is a tandem and how does it work?

When is the placement test given and for what is it used?

  • The test is given on a computer at the Self-Access Center  and takes about 20 to 45 minutes. Results are available immediately.
  • The current hours of the Self-Access Center (C5.104) can be found here .
  • Signing up for language courses level A2 and higher requires a placement test or consultation with the respective instructor

Who has to take the placement test?

  • All students wishing to register for a course at the university for the first time and who have previous knowledge – even if it is only minimal. 

How do I register for a level A1 course (beginning)?

  • Students wishing to sign up for a level A1 course do not need to take a placement test, since they have no previous knowledge.
  • They can register for a course at level A1 directly in myStudy.

Can a language course at level A1, A2 and B1 be counted for Complementary Studies within the Leuphana Bachelor?

  • A course at level A1, A2 and B1 cannot be counted towards the module in Complementary Studies; only courses at level B2 or higher can be applied.
  •  Level A1 – B1: Count as additional credit points in your Transcript of Records.

I signed up in time and still did not get the course!

If this happens, please contact  the instructors. 

What is expected of students in Spanish?

  • Attendance at the first session is mandatory.
  • Regular attendance (no more than two excused absences).
  • Active participation in the course (including term papers, homework, use of Moodle, etc.).
  • Taking the exam at the end of the course. 

How good does my Spanish have to be to participate in the Erasmus program?

  • Usually at least level B1 is required. But a wide range of criteria is applied in the selection of Erasmus students. Spanish skills are always a decisive factor. 
  • Note that you have to apply for an Erasmus program about one year in advance. We also recommend seeking the advice of the language instructor to find out how to best prepare for the language requirements of study abroad. This helps to ensure your academic. 

How do I prepare for a stay abroad or for a course?

  • The Self-Access Center offers a selection of ways and materials to improve your skills. But you can just as easily start learning a completely new language. 
  • Language Tandem  is also highly recommended (See next question/answer).

 

What is a tandem and how does it work?

  • Two students with different first languages get together regularly with the intention of learning the language and culture of the other person.
  • Learn more about the tandem 

Contact

Dr. Nuria Miralles Andress
Universitätsallee 1, C5.128
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2660
miralles@leuphana.de