English assessment

Current facets (Pre-Master)

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.

The next English assessment for employees will take place in November 2018:

  • Oral test: Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 November, several time slots available
  • Written test: Wednesday 7 November, 09.30-10.15 hours
  • Online test: 30 October - 9 November
  • Deadline: 29 October 2018
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).
    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.