Contact

Anna Timukova
Room SH 2/214
Tel +49 (0)234 32 25080
anna.timukova@rub.de

Support
zfa-unicert@rub.de



Consultation via Zoom

14.12.2021 from 18:00 to 18:30 o'clock Zoom Link

13.01.2022 from 18:00 to 18:30 o'clock Zoom Link

27.01.2022 from 18:00 to 18:30 o'clock Zoom Link




Registration is not required.


What is UNIcert®?

  • university-specific programme of education and certification for languages - all levels offered by the ZFA are listed in the right column
  • action-oriented language instruction that can be applied in academic and work contexts (reading and listening comprehension, written and oral production)
  • in many cases a less expensive alternative to international standardized language tests.



Links

FAQ_UNIcert®_English   (170.2 kB)


UNIcert® in the winter semester 2021/22

Dear students, dear staff members,
We are delighted to announce that this semester too, the UNIcert®-certification will be possible regardless of the epidemiological situation.

Requirements


All students who will have completed a concurring language course at the ZFA at the end of the winter semester 2021/22 will be able to register for a UNIcert®-exam to gain their certification.

Registration for the UNIcert®-exams will presumably begin on 03.01.2022 and will be open until 30.01.2022. You can apply via our (registration page).

For the UNIcert®-examination and the issuing of the certificate, the ZFA charges
a fee of 29€.

The following UNIcert®-certifications are being offered this semester:


  • Arabian Level Basis*: Certification based on an additional exam in person and an oral exam via Zoom (5th March) after the successful completion of the language course (A2)
  • English Level II: Certification based on an additional exam in person and an oral exam via Zoom after the successful completion of the language course(B2)
  • French
    • Level I: Certification based on an additional exam in person and the regular end-of-course oral exam via Zoom (B1)
    • Level II: Certification based on the end-of-course-exam (B2) in person and an additional oral exam via Zoom
  • Italian Level I & II: Certification based on the end-of-course-exam (B1: 07.02. 17:30-19:30 in person or B2: information will follow) and an additional oral exam presumably via Zoom
  • Japanese Level Basis**: Certification based on the end-of-course-exam (A2) in person and the regular end-of-course oral exam via Zoom
  • Dutch Level I: Certification based on an additional exam in person and an oral exam in person after the successful completion of the language course (B1)
  • Polish Level Basis*: Certification based on the end-of-course-exam (A2) in person and an additional oral exam via Zoom
  • Russian Level Basis, I & II: Certification based on the completion of the language course online (50% accumulative and 50% exam) and an additional oral exam in person (A2, B1 or B2)
  • Swedish:
    • Level I: Certification based on the end-of-course-exam (B1, exam and oral exam in person)
    • Level II: Certification based on the end-of-course-exam (B2, exam in person, oral exam online)
  • Spanish Level I & II: Certification based on the completion of the language course online (50% accumulative), an additional exam in person, and an oral exam in person or via Zoom (50%) after the successful completion of the language course(B1 or B2)
  • Turkish Level Basis**: Certification based on the end-of-course-exam (A2) in person and an additional oral exam via Zoom

    *These are courses which allow students, who have successfully completed the concurring language course at the ZFA in the winter semester 2020/2021, to gain a UNIcert®-certification. All other languages and levels require the completion of the language course in the winter semester 2021/2022.
    **These are courses which allow students, who have successfully completed the concurring language course at the ZFA in the summer semester 2021, to gain a UNIcert®-certification. All other languages and levels require the completion of the language course in the winter semester 2021/22.


UNIcert® at RUB

UNIcert® is a language testing and certification program that is offered across universities in Germany (Homepage). The UNIcert® certificates are recognized throughout Germany and the neighboring countries.

Currently, there are around 50 recognized institutions in Germany which offer UNIcert®. Since September 2018 UNIcert® is part of the Network of University Language Testers in Europe (NULTE) which is formed by further language-test offering institutions from Poland (UNIcert®LUCE and Acert), Spain (CertAcles), France (CLES), the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (UNILANG). They commit themselves to improve academic education and certification of language skills.



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Reciprocal recognition and control between the testing systems provide the preconditions for professional language testing and offer a European network of language training experts for students.
The certificates can be used when changing a degree course and place of residence or when applying for studies and internships abroad.

UNIcert® in comparison to other standardized language tests

UNIcert® in comparison to other standardized language tests
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Content of the UNIcert® program

The purpose of the UNIcert® program is to help students develop the ability to easily manage situations in an academic context in foreign languages and also to provide knowledge about general intercultural problems as well as the specific cultural habits of each country. The program also aims to prepare students for language requirements when starting their own professional or academic career.