English assessment

An English assessment determines your language proficiency in a much more comprehensive way then with an intake. The results of this assessment can be used to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO), to prove your English proficiency for the dual language policy (EUR employees) or to show your employer that you meet the necessary language requirements.

After taking the assessment, you will receive a level statement that contains information about your current level. A distinction is made between the oral and written skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Assessments are normally conducted by appointment, except for EUR employees.

What to expect?

An English language assessment consists of an oral test of 15 minutes, a written test of 45 minutes and an online test (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 personal and professional questions will be asked.
  • The written test is an assignment, you will write an essay about a current situation.
    Time allocated for this is 45 minutes.
  • The Quick Placement Test (QPT) is done online and you’ll receive an invitation via email.
    With a two-week license, you can make this test when it suits you best.

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 LTC language course or an individual training course in English can be done based on your results.

What does it cost?

An assessment costs € 157,50, employees of Erasmus University receive a discount and pay € 105,-.
In both cases, a level statement is valid for a period of one year. After all, your language proficiency might have improved or deteriorated.

How to register

When signing up for an English assessment, the LTC makes a distinction between EUR employees and others.

The LTC only organises assessments on demand and only during the months September-June of an academic year. If you would like to register for an assessment, please send your request to ltc@eur.nl.

EUR employees
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. Fill in the digital enrolment form (and payment form) via TOP.
  3. After receiving your reservation and your enrolment form, you will
    receive an email from us about one week prior to the assessment informing you
    about the location and additional information. In a separate email you will find
    the link to the QPT, including your personal codes.

The next English assessment for employees will take place on: 

Assessment part


Enrolment deadline

Oral test


Tuesday 15 May and Wednesday 16 May 2018
several time slots available

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Written test

Tuesday 15 May 2018
09.30-10.15 hours

Registration for this part is not required

Online test

9 - 22 May 2018

Registration for this part is not required

Please note that the schedule is only visible during the period in which you are able to register.