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Language Centre English Test

UG students who need a statement of their English language proficiency for a grant, scholarship application, degree, research or work experience abroad can be tested at the University of Groningen Language Centre.

Before you register for the test, please check if our test will be accepted as proof of your current level of English by the university or organization concerned.

Test Dates

You can register online until 7 days before the test. We ask you to be available all day. At least one week before the test takes place you will receive an email with the exact times.

Currently we do not offer the test. Sign up for our newsletter to get notified when the test is scheduled again.

Application for the Test

Before you register for the test, please check if our test will be accepted as proof of your current level of English by the university or organization concerned.

Then take a look at the test dates above and read about our Application Procedure and extra information. You can register online via the links above.

Test Format

1. Speaking skills – a test during which you will complete individual and paired speaking tasks (20 minutes).
2. Writing skills – writing an academic essay (60 minutes).
3. Reading skills: you will read 3 texts and answer 25 multiple choice questions (45 minutes).
4. Listening skills: you will listen to 2 audio extracts and answer 20 multiple choice questions (30-45 minutes).

It is not allowed to use a dictionary or any other sources during the test.

Preparation Tips and more Information about the Test

Please take a look here for our preparation tips.

Rates

  • Language Centre English Test: € 165
  • Feedback (optional): € 45

Test Results

The test results indicate the candidate’s level in each tested skill. Test results are reported in Common European Framework (CEFR) terms. The descriptions range from C2 (Expert language user) to B1 (Modest language user). A description of the 4 levels is included on the certificate, together with an approximate indication of a comparable IELTS or TOEFL English language test score. Therefore, this is not a pass/fail test. The university or organization concerned will decide what level they require for their course or programme.

You may take the test again after 3 months if necessary.

Certificate

You will receive the certificate, within 10 working days of taking the test.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How can I prepare for studying or doing research abroad in English?
  • How can I prepare for the test?
  • Is the LCET the same as the IELTS and TOEFL?

More frequently asked questions

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