Oxford test of English for teachers

How is the Oxford Test of English changing students' lives?

Watch how the Oxford Test of English is changing students' lives

Stories from teachers

Dr Ahmad
When I hand my students a certificate endorsed by the University of Oxford, it really is something amazing.

Dr Ahmad Khalil Abdelqader Awad, English Language Instructor, Saudi Arabia

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The Oxford Test of English for Schools will have content adapted to suit children’s interests and life experience.

Ana Isabel Vázquez, English Teacher, Spain

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Stories from test takers

You take the test in two hours, you have the results in 14 days, and the price is good.

Marina Rodrigo Lozano, Spain

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A test that adapts to the student and tests them to their limit? That’s a really good idea.

Nicolás Bertone, Argentina

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I could focus on my English instead of learning how to take a test.

Valeria Garro Abarca, Costa Rica

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I absolutely recommend the Oxford Test of English because it takes just two hours, and you’ll have it your whole life.

Francisco Liébana Castelló, Spain

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What is the Oxford Test of English?

An affordable personalized test that fits you and your students. 100% online, it’s flexible, fast and available at Approved Test Centres worldwide. Plus, it’s the only language proficiency test certified by the University of Oxford.

4 skills

The test consists of 4 modules: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing. They can be taken or re-taken together, on their own, or in any combination.

3 levels

The test is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) across 3 levels: find out whether your students are at A2, B1, or B2.

2 hours

The test is available all year round, takes 2 hours, and can be booked with 7 days’ notice. Listening and Reading results are available on test day, while Speaking and Writing results are ready within 14 days.

1 test

The only language proficiency test certified by the University of Oxford. Students’ results are valid for life and recognised around the world.

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Two versions to choose from:

The Oxford Test of English has been developed for learners aged 16+ and the Oxford Test of English for Schools is recommended for 12-16 year olds. The only difference is that the Oxford Test of English for Schools is tailored to suit the interests and experiences of younger test takers.

Both tests are endorsed and certified by the University of Oxford, and students receive the same Certificate of Proficiency.

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