Start your English study journey in the USA by taking the ELS FREE Online English Test to complete a quick self-assessment. Test questions assess your reading and listening skills. Once you complete the test, you’ll get an email with your approximate ELS level. You can use this test result to determine how long you might need to study at ELS to achieve your goals. Our ELS FREE English Test is a general guide, only, and cannot be used for ELS class placement.
After you apply to ELS, you’ll complete our more comprehensive ELS ACADEMIC English Placement Test to get placed in the right class from day one. You'll receive a link to complete this test four weeks before your start date.
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ELS offers two English tests to support your learning journey. Start with our ELS FREE English Test to get a general idea of your ELS English level. When you apply to study at ELS, four weeks before you arrive, you'll take the ELS ACADEMIC English Placement Test to confirm your true ELS level and to ensure that you are placed in the right classes from day one.
|WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS TEST?||Anyone who wants a general idea of their English level.
Our free test provides customized study suggestions based on your level result and can be used to start planning your studies.
|All students who register for ELS programs will take this test.|
FREEfor registered ELS students
|AVERAGE LENGTH||25-30 minutes||60-75 minutes|
|HOW IS MY TEST SCORED?||Automatically||The grammar and reading sections are automatically scored. Your writing and speaking are marked by our expert assessors.|
|WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?||Instantly||Upon arrival at the ELS Center.|
|WHEN SHOULD I TAKE THIS TEST?||Any time||If you have applied to ELS, you will receive an email to take this test four weeks before your start date at the center.|
|CAN I USE THIS TEST FOR ILSC OR GREYSTONE COLLEGE CLASS PLACEMENT/ ENTRY||NO||YES
For ILSC class placement or Greystone College entry
|TEST VALIDITY||This free test is a general guide only and cannot be used for class placement.||2 years|
|TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS||Complete the test on any internet-connected device. Be sure you have audio available to watch videos and listen to dialogues.||Complete the test on any internet-connected device. Be sure you have audio available.
You will need a camera and microphone to record videos for the speaking component.
Our language testing experts have carefully developed ELS's testing and scoring methodologies to ensure that students are placed in ELS English programs where they will be able to succeed and achieve their learning goals. To understand how ELS language levels compare to common standard English tests like IELTS, Duolingo, TOEFL iBT and more, see our level equivalencies.
NOTE: THE TESTS LISTED HERE VARY GREATLY IN DESIGN, PURPOSE AND FORMAT. THIS CHART IS INTENDED TO SERVE AS A GUIDE, ONLY. LEVEL EQUIVALENCIES WILL NOT NECESSARILY APPLY EQUALLY TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL.
Once you have your Free Online English Test result, it's time to start planning your life-changing English study experience with ELS USA! If you need help creating your perfect study plan, share your test result with one of our trusted ELS agent partners, or use the contact form below to connect with an ELS advisor. We'll help guide you to create a study path that meets your learning goals. Whether you're looking for a fun English study adventure or an English and Higher Education experience, we can help!