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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 assessment is short and informal. It's not a pass/fail assessment and the results do not affect entry to study. You must attend the combined assessment information/registration session as indicated below.

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

2018-19 assessment information and registration dates and times

Your information and registration session will be on Monday 1 October in Lecture Theatre Block 6 and 7. Please contact tdc@essex.ac.uk for further information. If you would like to listen to the talk again, watch our vodcast.

  • Biological Sciences: 3pm - 4pm
  • Computer Science and Electronic Engineering: 12pm - 1pm
  • Economics: 3pm - 4pm
  • Edge: 1pm - 2pm
  • Essex Abroad: 4pm - 5pm
  • Essex Business School: 2pm - 3pm
  • Government: 1pm - 2pm
  • Health and Social Care: 4pm - 5pm
  • History: 1pm - 2pm
  • CISH - Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC): 3pm - 4pm
  • Language and Linguistics: 1pm - 2pm
  • Law including Human Rights: 12pm - 1pm
  • Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies: 1pm - 2pm
  • Mathematical Sciences: 3pm - 4pm
  • Philosophy and Art History: 3pm - 4pm
  • Psychology: 3pm - 4pm
  • Psychosocial and Psychoanalytical Studies: 3pm - 4pm
  • Sociology: 12pm - 1pm
  • Sports, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences: 12pm - 1pm

The test sessions, which will include information and registration, will be:

  • Tuesday 9 October (Undergraduate)
  • Thursday 11 October (Postgraduate)

Please contact tdc@essex.ac.uk for further information. If you would like to listen to the talk again, watch our vodcast.