Students Staff

Essex English Language Assessment

If you are an international student then you probably already have an English language certificate of proficiency such as IELTS or TOEFL. However, like most other British universities we require all newly registered students whose first language is not English to sit a short English language test of our own.

This provides us with a single, consistent measure of English language proficiency across the whole of our international student body. The test is short and informal. It's not a pass/fail test and the results do not affect entry to study.

The results will be emailed to you, together with information on how to register for our free English language support classes.

2017-18 testing dates and times

The next testing sessions will be on Friday 12 January at 12:30 and 14:00. Please contact for further information.

Please contact for further information.

If you missed Part 1 of the English Language Assessment or would like to listen to the talk again, please watch this vodcast.