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What is onDaF?

The onDaF is a standardized online placement test for learners of German as a foreign language who would like to assess their German language knowledge.

The onDaF can provide learners with rapid and precise feedback about their general language skills. This feedback can support learners in preparing for the TestDaF or the DSH.

Specific information about the onDaF is available on the onDaF Homepage. For information about the relation between the onDaf and the TestDaF, see the TestDaF's internet site.


Dates

When can I take the onDaF?

The following test dates are offered at the test center at the University of Regensburg:

Test date: Registration deadline:
16.09.2014, 12:00 15.09.2014, 12:00
18.09.2014, 12:00 17.09.2014, 12:00
22.09.2014, 17:00 21.09.2014, 12:00
23.09.2014, 12:00 22.09.2014, 12:00
25.09.2014, 12:00 24.09.2014, 12:00
29.09.2014, 17:00 28.09.2014, 12:00
30.09.2014, 12:00 29.09.2014, 12:00
01.10.2014, 16:00 30.09.2014, 12:00
02.10.2014, 16:00 01.10.2014, 12:00
06.10.2014, 14:00 02.10.2014, 12:00
07.10.2014, 12:00 06.10.2014, 12:00
14.10.2014, 12:00 15.10.2014, 12:00
21.10.2014, 12:00 20.10.2014, 12:00
28.10.2014, 12:00 27.10.2014, 12:00

If you require a test date other than those listed, please contact our staff at the test center.

Registration

How do I register for the onDaF?

You can register for the onDaF online using our registration form (Anmeldeformular). The day before your test date, you will receive an email from us containing important information about the test.

How much does the onDaF cost?

The onDaF placement test usually costs 15 Euro. If you are taking the test on a regularly scheduled test date in order to determine your level for participation in the German courses offered by the Department of German as a Foreign Language for students enrolled in a degree program or in order to prepare for studies at the University of Regensburg, this fee will be waived one time within one semester. The 15 Euro fee will be charged if you are repeating the test within one semester or are taking the test on a date other than the regularly scheduled test dates.

Test

What does the onDaF look like?

The onDaF is based on the C-test principle. C-tests are written integrative language tests to measure general language knowledge. The test cannot be passed or failed, it is simply an assessment of your current level.
The onDaF consists of 8 fill-in-the-blank texts with different themes and difficulty levels. You have a maximum of 5 minutes times to complete each gap text. Altogether, the test takes a maximum of 40 minutes.

How many times can I take the onDaF?

You may take the onDaF test as many times as you wish. For each onDaF test you will need a new TAN.


What should I bring to the test?

Please bring to the test valid photo identification.

Preparation

How can I prepare for the onDaF?

The onDaF is a C-test, which is a specific type of gap-filling test to globally assess your current language level. The goal of the onDaF is to test your current German language skills. Therefore, a preparation course for the onDaF is not necessary. You can, however, familiarize yourself with the onDaF test format. You'll find a sample test on the onDaF website.

Certificate

How do I receive my onDaF certificate?

You will receive the certificate with your test results and placement level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages immediately after the test.


Can the onDaF be a substitute for the DSH or the TestDaF?

The onDaF certificate cannot replace the DSH or the TestDaF or any other language level certification for admission to a German university. The onDaF is not a language test for entering a university in Germany. Rather, it provides a rapid and global assessment of your general language skills. The onDaF placement level helps you find a language course that best fits your proficiency level.

  1. Universität Regensburg

Deutsch als Fremdsprache

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Testzentrum der UR

Sammelgebäude, S 0.22

Sprechstunde: Dienstag, 12.30-13.30

Tel: +49 (0)941 943 2424

E-Mail: test.daf@ur.de