Welcome to the German Language Placement
Test, administered by the Stanford Language Center.
This exam is advisory to you and your professors. We want to recommend
a course for you which is appropriate to your level of German. We
want to make sure that you make wise use of your time at Stanford.
You shouldn't take a course which is too elementary for you --that
is, one in which you already know the material. You also shouldn't
take a course that is too advanced--this leads to frustration and
to the complications of switching sections or to dropping out and
While taking this test, remember that you are now a Stanford student
and subject to the Stanford
Honor Code. It is very important that you do your best on this
exam AND that you do not receive any help with it. In order to make
good judgments about YOUR placement, we need good information about
YOUR knowledge of German.
The results of your exam will be known to you and to members of
the Language Center who direct placement testing. They will not
be reported to all members of the department, to the registrar,
or recorded on your transcript.
Remember this is a placement test. It is not graded in the traditional
sense, but used to match you to an appropriate level of German.