OIETC – Your Alternative English Test

What is OIETC?

Oxford International English Test Centre delivers English tests and courses across a range of disciplines for use in either higher education or professionally. Oxford International English Test Centre (OIETC) is a part of Oxford International Education Group.

 

The English Language Level Test (ELLT):

English Language Level Test (ELLT) is a four-step assessment taken to ascertain your current English language level and can be completed 100% online. We are uniquely placed to carry out a number of English language tests and courses online. This can work as a great alternative to IELTS for those students who are unable to travel to a test center in their home country. The following universities recognize the results of the English Language Level Test (ELLT) for admission onto their programs:

  1. Bangor University
  2. Coventry University
  3. International College Dundee
  4. Nottingham Trent University*
  5. The University of Central Lancashire
  6. University of Birmingham
  7. University of Dundee
  8. University of Greenwich
  9. University of Hertfordshire
  10. University of Hull
  11. University of Leeds**
  12. University of Roehampton
  13. University of Strathclyde
  14. University of Sunderland
  15. University of Westminster

*Nottingham Trent University will consider the ELLT as proof of English for entry for intakes up to and including January 2022

**Pre-Sessional Entry

What does the Assessment involve?

The Online English Language Level Test (ELLT) with Oxford International English Test Centre is made up of four elements; first students will complete both a reading test and a listening test, followed by a writing task, ending with an oral test which takes place over a video call with one of our highly qualified English teachers:

  1. The first two skills (reading and listening) are automated tests, with high levels of AI proctoring and security. The reading test takes 40 minutes and consists of two texts. The listening test takes 20 minutes and consists of two audio tracks

 

  1. The third skill, writing, is assessed through a unique written task and submitted directly to the examiner. The writing test consists of one 60-minute opinion-based essay-style question.

 

 

  1. The speaking component is booked by the student at a time most suitable for them. This takes place with a live examiner. The speaking test consists of 3 separate stages which last approximately 15 minutes in total.

 

How many modules are in ELLT?

There are 4 Modules including Reading, Listening, Writing & speaking. At first, students have to take both a Reading and Listening test, followed by a writing test. Finally, the Speaking / Oral Test will be conducted by one of the qualified English Teachers Over online.

What is the duration of the ELLT Test?

  1. First skill: The Reading Test takes overall 40 minutes and consists of two texts. That means you have to deal with 2 passages along with some questions in 40 minutes.
  2. Second Skill: The listening test will last for only 20 minutes and it has 2 audio recordings. Here you have to listen to the recording and give the answer.
  3. Third skill: The Writing test is taken through a unique written task and submitted directly to the examiner. This test will be for overall 60 minutes and you have to write an opinion-based essay.
  4. Fourth Skill: The speaking component is booked by the student at a time most suitable for them. This takes place with a live examiner. The speaking test consists of 3 separate stages which last approximately 15 minutes in total.

 

Requirements:

IELTS requirement OIETC equivalent requirement

 

IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill Overall grade B2+ with B2 in each skill

 

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill Overall grade C1 with B2 in each skill

 

 

 

How much do you have to pay for it?

The price of the test is £80 per student. Payment can be made online using all major credit cards. Once you have paid for your test you will be able to access the first 3 stages of the exam. Once they have been completed you will be able to schedule your speaking assessment.

 

Is it a paper-based exam or Online?

Well, the ELT (English Language Level Test) is a 100% Online based exam. You can take the exam sitting in your house or anywhere.

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