Certification of English Proficiency
Over the past few semesters, the FSZ has received many requests from students of different faculties who are searching for a proficiency test in English to certify their level for a job / school / grant requirement or application. They want it to be a respectable and certified test that corresponds to CEFR levels (e.g. A1,B1, C1, etc..). However, more importantly, they also want the process to be as quick and painless as possible. Tests like the TOEFL, TOEIC, for which we provide preparation classes, are well respected and reliable tests, but they can also be expensive for some and time consuming for most. If they are not specifically required for an application or mandate, they can become an unnecessary expense both financially and regarding the time needed to prepare.
Since the University Fachsprachenzentrum currently provides no official means for the certification of English proficiency (our C-test offering is simply a placement tool), we have looked into several immediate options and have found an option we think is both reliable and affordable - MONDIALE TESTING. Their testing service, which we recommend, is for those who wish to reliably prove their proficiency in English, but do not wish to incur the large fees and be involved with lengthy specialized test trainings associated with the bigger tests of proficiency. The test combines both grammar, usage and writing exercises with a telephone interview for an added element of fluency both in speaking and listening. Furthermore, the test is online and registration and the written part of the test can be done anywhere and at anytime - the phone interview is only done during normal hours.
If you are looking for a way to prove your proficiency in English and no certain test is specified***, please click here to find more information about 'MONDIALE Proficiency and Assessment Testing' on our website.
!!! Special Deal for Bielefeld University Students: Additionally, students using their Bielefeld University email address when registering with Mondiale, will receive an official certificate at no cost (8 € value).
***Please note that this test does not replace the TOEFL or TOEIC test and should not be considered a substitute for these or any other tests when they are specifically requested.