English assessment (for staff)

An English assessment determines your language proficiency. The results of this assessment can be used to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or to prove your English proficiency for the dual language policy (support staff).

After taking the assessment, you will receive a level statement that contains information about your current level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). A distinction is made between the oral and written skills.

The next English assessment for employees will take place in May 2019:

  • Oral test: Wednesday 22 or Thursday 23 May 2019, several time slots available
  • Written test: Thursday 23 May 2019, 09.30-10.15 hours
  • Online test: 16 - 26 May 2019
  • Deadline: 14 May 2019

You will automatically be enrolled for the online and written part when registering for the oral part.

  • An English language assessment consists of an oral test of 15 minutes, a written test of 45 minutes and an online test (Oxford Quick Placement Test) of 90 minutes maximum.

    • The oral test is a 15-minute interview with two of our English language trainers.
      During this interview both informal and professional questions will be asked.
    • The written test is an assignment, you will write an essay about a current topic.
    • The Quick Placement Test (QPT) is done online and you’ll receive an invitation via email.
      With a two-week license, you are able to make this test when it suits you best.

    After taking the assessment, you will receive a level statement that contains information about your current level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). A distinction is made between the oral and written skills. The results of the online test will not be given to you separately, but the final results (oral and written skills) are based on the online results as well. Unfortunately it is not possible to review your online results.

    Based on the results of the QPT, the interview and your writing assignment, your level of English is expressed as a level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). If your assessment result shows that you didn’t obtain the needed level of proficiency, then registration for a group course or an individual training course in English can be done based on your results.

  • An assessment for EUR employees costs € 105,-. A level statement is valid for a period of one year. After all, your language proficiency might have improved or deteriorated after a year.

  • The LTC offers English language assessments for EUR employees several times a year. To register for the assessment, take the following steps:

    1. Register for the oral test.
    2. Further information will be send to you after the deadline.

    If you are dyslectic extra time to complete the written test can be given. To arrange this, you need to contact the LTC via email before the deadline of registration. You will also have to send a copy of your official statement of special needs.