German Placement Test

Updated March 2024


Students who would like to enroll in a German class are required to take the departmental placement test, except if they are absolute beginners or have already taken a German class at Yale. This test will help determine which German class you should take.
After taking the German test, your placement results will be displayed immediately on screen.

For questions please contact Theresa Schenker.

Further information about placement testing and the use of placement scores at Yale can be found here.

Technical Requirements for Online Testing

Mobile devices are not supported for the online placement tests. You should use a computer with a current version of MacOS or Windows and a recently updated browser.  For Mac users, Chrome or Firefox browser is preferred.

Technical Support

Live support for Lingco is available during regular business hours through the chat icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. 
If you still have problems accessing the test after contacting Lingco, please complete the Placement Test Support Form to request help.  Technical support for online tests is available during all Yale workdays. On weekends and holidays, you may expect a response on the next workday. For a list of Official Yale Holidays, check the online calendar.

Academic Honesty

Before taking the placement test, please read Yale College’s policy on academic honesty.

Test Link

After checking that your computer meets the technical requirements above, click the test link below.

Test Link