Language Centre English Test
Students, prospective students and researchers 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.
Due to the current situation (University being closed), it is unfortunately not possible for us to deliver our test in its usual format, nor are we able to assess all four proficiency skills. Reading and listening cannot reliably be tested online. Nevertheless, the Language Centre can offer students the opportunity to take a modified version of the test online during the coronavirus crisis. This version of the test only assesses speaking and writing skills. If you pass this test, you will receive a certificate explaining which skills have been tested and what level you have obtained for these skills.
What do you need?
To take the LCET, you need the following:
- a desktop or laptop
- a good and stable internet connection
- a webcam and a microphone.
- Google Chrome
Tests usually take place once or twice a month. It is not allowed to use a dictionary or any other sources during the test.
You can register online until 7 days before the test. Dates for tests in August will be announced at a later date.
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.
|41731||Wednesday 3 June||closed|
|41732||Tuesday 9 June||register online|
|41733||Thursday 18 June||register online|
|41734||Monday 22 June||full (waiting list)|
|51662||Writing skills: Monday 22 June &
Speaking skills: Tuesday 23 June
|41744||Thursday 25 June||full (waiting list)|
|51669||Writing skills: Thursday 25 June &
Speaking skills: Friday 26 June
|41736||Monday 29 June||full (waiting list)|
|51674||Writing skills: Monday 29 June &
Speaking skills: Wednesday 1 July
|41739||Monday 6 July||full (waiting list)|
Application for the Test
Please take a look at the Test dates above and read about our Application Procedure and extra information.
Then register online via the links above.
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)
- Two parts: € 115
- Two parts and feedback: € 160
- Retrospective feedback: € 85
- 1 part only: € 90
- 1 part and feedback: € 110
- Retrospective feedback: € 45
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.
Within 10 working days of taking the test, you will receive the certificate by post due to the current situation.
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?
|Last modified:||29 May 2020 10.47 p.m.|