Placement Test

Do you have previous knowledge of German? If you do, you are required to take a Placement Test that will allow us to determine the best place for you to start studying German at the UofT. Depending on your level of proficiency – perhaps you have lived or studied in Germany, have spoken some German at home, or taken high school German – you may be able to place out of introductory courses and begin taking intermediate and advanced language, literature, and culture offerings right away. This will not only allow you to get the most out of your university studies but also help our instructors to focus on students who are learning German from scratch.

Please note: You are required to take the test if you have had any previous exposure to German. Self-placement is not permitted and will result in removal from the course.

To schedule a placement test please contact our Undergraduate Assistant, Gayle Grisdale. You will then be sent a Quercus invitation to take the test, together with detailed instructions. The test itself will take about 30 minutes to complete. You will be informed about the result within a couple of days through the Grades feature on Quercus. (Note that you need a UofT email address to take this test.)