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English Language Testing

English language examinations at UCLan have been developed by a dedicated testing team since 2002. We design and have run quality language tests for the University as well as for external organisations including Ofqual-recognised organisations.

As a small and flexible organisation, we are well-placed to respond to the needs of our customers and to provide innovative solutions. We can offer the following tests as well as bespoke English language tests depending on the needs of the customer

  • General English at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 of the CEFR);
  • Placement tests: A1 – B1+ and B1 to C1;
  • English for Academic Purposes: UCLan B1,
  • Test of English Language (TELL) B2 and C1;

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Commercial Testing

The examinations team in Language Academy have extensive experience of working with external organisations to develop bespoke English languages tests; whether you need placement testing, achievement, proficiency or progress tests, we can develop a test for you. As well as expertise in large-scale assessment, we can also provide practice-based assessments for specific purposes. 

We can also provide bespoke training in language assessment development. As an institution we use a range of innovative assessment methods on different language programmes and degree programmes (including presentations, seminars and simulations) so we have a great deal of expertise of large and small-scale assessment.  Our trainers are experienced TESOL practitioners who ensure that sessions are both informative and very interactional with participants learning by doing and we have the facility to follow-up programmes with online support in the form of guided tasks. We can provide courses on assessing language skills, assessment for teacher trainees and introductory courses to the area of language assessment. 

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English Language Testing (For entry to UCLan)

English language tests can be provided to students who are holding a UCLan offer which is subject to meeting English Language requirements. The results are officially recognised and accepted by the University's Home and International Admissions teams.

The language test is used to measure candidates abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking.  Tests are expected to be completed in 3 hours

Test fees are £100 per candidate and are available on the dates listed below in 2017

  • Friday 9th June
  • Friday 7th July
  • Friday 21st July
  • Friday 4th August
  • Friday 8th September
  • Friday 15th September
  • Friday 22nd September
  • Friday 6th October

Candidates are unable to re-sit the same level test within a three month period.

Supporting Information

Candidates are advised to review the sample paper and overview for user documents prior to sitting a test.  Please see information for B2 & C1 test below.

TELL Level C1 Overview for Users (.pdf) 282kb

TELL Level C1 Sample Paper (.pdf) 571kb

TELL Level B2 Overview for Users (.pdf) 304kb 

TELL Level B2 Sample Paper (.pdf) 461kb  

 

How to Apply

Candidates can register and purchase a test date via the UCLan Online store.

To do this:

  1. Select Language Academy from the Product Catalogue
  2. Choose English Language Test from the product available
  3. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire prior to payment in order to select the appropriate test.