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English Language Certificate

ZEMS Students

If you have completed a course at ZEMS in the last two semesters with a minimum grade of 2.0, please register here.

Information for winter semester 2021/22

Due to high demand by TU students, we will not offer English language assessments for students from other universities.
Appointments will be offered again as of October 2021. If you need proof of your level before then, please contact your application office for further options. Information on "International English language tests", for example TOEFL or IELTS, can be found on the corresponding websites. Please find out which language certificate you need for your application.

TU Berlin Students

Dates in the summer semester are held monthly from May to July. There are no appointments during the lecture free time.

The dates in the winter semester take place one to three times a month from the end of October to mid-February.

A  skill-based test must be taken in order for ZEMS to issue an English language certificate. This test consists of three parts:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing
  • Oral interaction

You will take the test on your own computer on the date indicated on your booking. After successful registration, please visit the test area on ZEMS-Moodle. Please read the important information and follow the instructions on the ZEMS-Moodle before the test date.

Please note the following requirements:

  • Check that audio and video work well on your device.
  • Allow about undisturbed 80 minutes to take the test.
  • Work independently! If you do research on the Internet or with other tools, you will lose valuable time.
  • Plagiarism will result in no language certificate being issued.

Registration for the test

ZEMS cannot schedule test dates according to individual desires or expectations. Since demand is high, it is advisable that you register for a date that is already open for registration.

Information on "International English language tests", for example TOEFL or IELTS, can be found on their websites. Please find out which language certificate you need for your application.


You will receive the certificate within 7 working days. In summer semester 2021, the certificates will also be sent directly to the TU Berlin International Office. If you have any questions, please contact the by e-mail.


The issuing of language certificates at the ZEMS is generally subject to a fee. Please note the accepted payment methods.


Sprachgutachten Englisch

The test is offered through moodle and zoom. One hour of active tasks are involved, but a time window of three hours should be reserved.
The reading / writing components  consist of six multiple choice reading comprehension questions and one writing prompt for a 250-300 word essay.

 The oral interaction task requires the test taker to take part in a conversation of 5 to 10 minutes with another student, exploring a general topical issue with reference to their own study area by.

The language certificates, with a grade level of B1 – C1,  for each competency of reading, writing and oral interaction will be uploaded for 24 month access on the moodle platform within 5 working days.

LV Tag / Zeit / Ort / Zeitraum Leitung Gebühr Buchung
Mo 10:00-14:00 online 24.10.22-24.10.22
Jocelyn Keller 40,00 / 80,00 abgelaufen
Sa 12:00-16:00 online 05.11.22-05.11.22
Jane Catherine Brosnan 40,00 / 80,00 abgelaufen
Sa 12:00-16:00 online 19.11.22-19.11.22
Jane Catherine Brosnan 40,00 / 80,00 abgelaufen
Sa 12:00-16:00 online 03.12.22-03.12.22
Jane Catherine Brosnan 40,00 / 80,00 Warteliste
Sa 12:00-16:00 online 17.12.22-17.12.22
Jane Catherine Brosnan 40,00 / 80,00 ab 07.12.2022 10:00
Sa 12:00-16:00 online 07.01.23-07.01.23
Jane Catherine Brosnan 40,00 / 80,00 ab 28.12.2022 10:00
Sa 12:00-16:00 online 21.01.23-21.01.23
Jane Catherine Brosnan 40,00 / 80,00 ab 11.01.2023 10:00

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