English Language Test

for TU Delft lecturers

The English language test for lecturers consists of two parts: a computer test and an individual spoken test. Both are offered several times per academic quarter.

The computer test (part one) mainly looks at vocabulary, reading, grammar and listening. Although 80 minutes is allowed, most people finish in 45 minutes.

The individual spoken test (part two) takes approximately 30 minutes, including feedback. Please note: you have to complete the computer test before you can take the spoken test.

Part 1: Computer test: grammar/reading/vocabulary/listening part (average test duration 45 minutes, but 80 minutes allowed)

You can find the available dates and times in our online registration system. With the corona crisis, you can take the computer test at home.

Part 2: Spoken part (30 minutes including feedback. Different times possible)

You can find the available dates and times in our online registration system. This test is still conducted in person at the TBM faculty. To ensure your and our safety, we have a break between tests in which we disinfect the tables and chairs. There are three people present in the room: an evaluator, an interviewer, and the test candidate. The interviewer and evaluator stay on separate sides of the room; we keep the windows open for ventilation and do not meet you at the door.
If you have any cold symptoms please cancel your session immediately. The evaluators will also cancel the session if they have any symptoms.

Please note: you can only take the interview test if you have completed the computer test beforehand!

Registration for both tests who is via our online registration system.

For more information concerning the content of the test, please go to this site.

(For TU Delft members of staff, these costs are generally covered by your department. Please supply our administration with your “baancode/projectcode” when completing the application form which will be sent to you.)

On 18th January 2012 the English Unit at ITAV received an accreditation for the Assessment of Spoken English from the Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE), a unique accreditation in the Netherlands. This ensures that “the team has demonstrated a consistently high level of inter-reliability in the application of the agreed CEFR-related criteria to both recorded and live spoken English performance. The judgements provided clear evidence of the teams’ ability to elicit good examples of both interaction and presentation and to assess with consistent agreement.” (Dave Allan; Director, Norwich Institute for Language Education).

Furthermore, NILE administers an annual re-accreditation to ensure that the necessary standards are maintained.