Oxford ELLT Global

Oxford ELLT Global


Find out your English language level in-person at an approved OIDI Test Centre with our ELLT Global. The ELLT is recognised by many universities so you can use it to meet the entry requirements for a wide range of degree courses. Conducted in a secure, invigilated environment you can take your Oxford ELLT with confidence in just one sitting.  

Why you should choose the Oxford ELLT Global

About you: You want to find out exactly what English language level but you’re not sure if you have all the right equipment or environment to take the test. Oxford ELLT Global allows you to take your ELLT within an approved test center, ensuring you have all the right tools at your disposal to achieve your best results.

And the great news is that our Oxford ELLT is accepted by many universities as evidence of your English language level, meaning you know you’ll be able to progress to a wide range of degree courses after taking your test with us.

How it works
Four stages to assess your English language ability in each skill: writing, listening, reading and speaking
Conducted in approved OIDI Test Centres for added confidence and security
Recognised by many universities* so you can choose from a wide range of courses to progress onto
Qualified and experienced examiners to ensure your results are a true reflection of your language abilities
Student Satisfaction

Test Structure

Four steps to your results

You’ll be assessed through a unique written task. We recommend that you allow 60 minutes to complete this part of the test.

Your listening and comprehension skills will be assessed through an automated, secure online test. We recommend that you allow 25 minutes to complete this part of the test.

Your reading proficiency will be assessed through an automated, secure online test. We recommend that you allow 40 minutes to complete this part of the test.

You’ll take your speaking exam live with an examiner over a video call. Your examiner will be the same examiner who has assessed the other three skills tests that you’ve already taken. We recommend that you allow 20 minutes to complete this part of the test.

Once you’ve completed all four assessment stages, you’ll receive a full report of your results, which will show your individual skill and overall language level score. You’ll also receive a final certificate from one of our English language teachers.

If your examiner has any questions about your results then you might need to do a follow-up assessment with a Senior Teacher or Director of Studies. This four-step process, along with the cross-referencing of previous tests and spot checks, means we can make sure that your results are reliable and accurate.

Approved Test Centres

You can take your Oxford ELLT Global at our approved test centres.


Why choose the Oxford ELLT Global?

At OI Digital Institute, our highly qualified and experienced staff have developed the English Language Level Test to the highest academic standards. Each test is overseen by a School Principal, a Director of Studies, an Assistant Director of Studies and a team of experienced Senior Teachers.
Oxford International has 30 years of delivering English language education to students from across the world and is accredited by the British Council.

Unlike other language level tests, our Oxford ELLT is administered completely online via our ELLT Portal. The ELLT Global test is designed to be conducted in just one sitting and in-person within an approved OIDI Test Centre.

Once you have completed your security checks within the approved OIDI Test Centre you will entre the examination room. The first component of the ELLT Global is your writing test. Following your writing section your reading and listening tasks are conducted through automated software. After the completion of these two automated stages, you will have a short break before starting your speaking examination. The speaking component of the test is conducted with a live ELLT examiner via video call.

The  ELLT Global Portal has been designed to make the English Language Level Test as accessible as possible for our students and partners. Students take the Oxford ELLT Global within an approved OIDI Test Centre through the ELLT portal.

The portal allows a user to register, choose an approved test centre, pay and take their 4 test components all in one place.

The portal uses advanced security protocols and AI proctoring, alongside a team of human examiners to confidently determine accurate results of each student’s language proficiency.

Learn more about our portal through our ELLT portal guidebook.

Once the student completes all four stages of the test, the assessing examiner prepares a report summarising the student’s results from each of the four assessment tasks and gives a final certificate of language level. A detailed performance report is also provided to the student.

If the assessing teacher has any doubts, then a follow-up assessment may be conducted 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 test components along with spot checks ensure a secure test environment and level of trust in the results. An analysis of the security and AI proctoring features is also conducted to confirm a secure test environment.


The ELLT Global costs £120

Why OI Digital Institute?

We provide students with high-quality online education courses. We pride ourselves on offering flexible study options tailored to your needs and recognised by leading Higher Education institutions and professional bodies.

How we're different

Our mission is to create access to education and provide more opportunities for students to achieve their higher education goals worldwide. We believe that online learning can and should be more than reading pages of text and watching videos of a person who you’ve never met and probably never will. Real people, real teachers and genuine contact can make a good experience great. And we should know, as part of Oxford International, we’ve been helping international students achieve exceptional results for 30 years.

What our students say?

We create our courses with students in mind. We look at helping you to achieve results while also enjoying the experience of learning. As such, we regularly receive great feedback from our students, and we use this to find ways to always do more for you while you’re studying with us. Hear more about what our students have to say…

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to take before you take the Oxford ELLT Global but usually, you will be interested in studying a university course that needs you to show evidence of your English language level.

As this is a test to determine your currently level of English, there are obviously no entry level requirements

Students and professionals use OI Digital Institute

The level of teaching, experience and patience from the course providers was absolutely incredible. It was intense, there was a lot to learn in a short space of time, but it was structured to ensure it was taught and consumed at an attainable pace. It was extremely rewarding.
Dan Parkinson

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Frequently asked questions

You can sign-up for the test via our English Testing Portal.

Sign up at your preferred location here.


Your results and the full report should be delivered within 48 hours of completion of your speaking test. Times may differ.

Yes, you are allowed to take the test up to 3 times. To retake the test please log into your ELLT portal and purchase a new licence. How long does the test take to complete? The ELLT Global takes 3-hours to complete.

Your Oxford ELLT test certificate is valid for 18 months.

No, you cannot use headphones during the exam and your ears must be visible at all times. You are permitted to wear earphones during the listening test.

You can access your results and certificate via the portal using your Oxford ELLT login.

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