English Language Level Test

A four-step assessment taken online to ascertain a student’s English language level and provide proof of English for UK universities.

Online English Language Level Test

Oxford International English Test Centre offers the English Language Level Test (ELLT) as an alternative to students unable to access an IELTS or equivalent test as evidence of their English language level for entry into UK Universities. The ELLT is a four-step assessment taken to ascertain your current English language level and can be completed 100% online. On successful completion of all four steps of the assessment students receive a certification and full report, allowing you to move forward and apply to university courses with proof of English without ever leaving your home.

If, upon completion of the test you achieve lower than the requirement to begin your academic studies, Oxford International English Test Centre offers students a 6-week or 12-week online pre-sessional English course designed to help boost your English language skills before beginning your chosen course.

The assessments are led by highly-qualified and experienced staff and processed by the UK language admissions team.

What does the Assessment involve?

The Online English Language Level Test (ELLT) with Oxford International English Test Centre is made up of four elements; first students will complete both a reading test and a listening test, followed by a writing task, ending with an oral test which takes place over a video call with one of our highly qualified English teachers:

English Language Level Test

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Recognised by the following Universities

The following universities recognise the results of the English Language Level Test (ELLT) for admission onto their programmes:

  • Bangor University
  • Bangor University International College
  • Birmingham City University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University International College
  • International College Dundee
  • Jacobs University International College
  • London South Bank University
  • NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
  • Nottingham Trent University*
  • Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
  • Staffordshire University
  • The University of Central Lancashire
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • University of Chester
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Greenwich International College
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Hull
  • University of Leeds**
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Westminster
  • University of the West of England
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of Worcester
*Nottingham Trent University will consider the ELLT as proof of English for entry for intakes up to and including January 2022
**Pre-Sessional Entry

The ELLT Portal

The ELLT Portal has been designed to make the test as accessible for students and partners as possible, and allow students to take control of their own journey throughout, ensuring they can take each section at a time most suitable for them.

Students are able to register and pay for the test, which gives them immediate access to the first three stages (reading, listening and writing). Each of these can be taken individually, and once complete students can book their speaking assessment from a timetable of availability.

The portal uses advanced test security to ensure that students’ results are a true reflection of their ability. With a mixture of AI proctoring and security protocols, alongside our team of examiners from our English language schools, we are able to confidently deliver results to students all over the world. Learn more with our student guide.


Once the student completes all four stages of the test, the assessing teacher writes a report summary with results from the four tasks and gives a final certificate of level to the student along with the detailed report.

If the assessing teacher has any doubts, then a follow up assessment may be done by a Senior Teacher or Director of Studies. The four-step process adds a level of robustness to the results, and the cross referencing of previous tests along with spot checks ensure a secure test environment and level of trust in the results.

Booking A Test

You can book your Online English Language Level Test (ELLT) with Oxford International English Test Centre through the portal here. The price of the test is £80 per student. Payment can be made online using all major credit cards.

Once you have paid for your test you will be able to access the first 3 stages of the exam. Once they have been completed you will be able to schedule your speaking assessment.

"It was an awesome experience. The test was organised and explicit. My speaking assessment experience was undoubtedly great. The examiner was very polite and her way of assessing was really friendly. Overall, my experience was very good- and administration is very cooperative as well."
Rabia Nazeer