Spotlight OIDI

Spotlight OIDI


The Oxford International Digital Institute Spotlight is a fully online English language level indicator. Spotlight provides a quick and accurate reflection of a student’s English language ability in just 60 minutes.

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About you: You need a quick and accurate assessment of your current English Language ability. The OIDI Spotlight test allows you to do that. It is conducted entirely online, and in just 60 minutes you can get a precise reflection of your English proficiency level between OIDI levels 4-12 (CEFR B1 to C2).

You are tested on following Language areas; Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Listening. These test elements are designed to evaluate your understanding of  grammar, use of vocabulary and synonyms, reading level and comprehension, and your listening abilities.

How it works
Four areas tested: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Listening
60 minute test
Instant results
OIDI Spotlight must be completed on a Windows or Mac laptop/computer with an installed internet browser.
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Structure of the Spotlight Test

Spotlight Test

The OI Digital Institute Spotlight is a fully online English language level indicator. The OIDI Spotlight provides a quick and accurate reflection of a student’s English language abilities in just 60 minutes.

OIDI Spotlight must be completed on a WINDOWS laptop or PC.

The OIDI Spotlight test components regulate around four elements:

  1. Grammar: Consists of three questions examining a student’s comprehension of grammar.
  2. Vocabulary: Consists of three lexical based questions to test a candidate’s vocabulary.
  3. Reading: Consists of four reading comprehension questions.
  4. Listening: Consists of a short auditory dialogue. Four comprehension or influence questions issued to the candidate (*candidates have 30 seconds to read the four questions before listening to the recording once).

The OIDI Spotlight test structure allows students to work through five specifically designed sections, known as Tracks, with each track either becoming easier, maintaining level or increasing in difficulty depending on the user’s performance in the previous track.

Using the Spotlight Test gives you a quick assessment of your English language proficiency and it allows you to develop a thorough understanding of English Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Listening skills.

How does Spotlight work?

The OI Digital Institute Spotlight assesses a student’s English level across OIDI levels 4-12 (CEFR B1-C2). Students are marked across four language areas; grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening. Upon successful completion an OIDI score between 4-12 will be issued. Your OIDI level is mapped to IELTS and CEFR levels.

Questions and Topics

The OIDI Spotlight draws from a wide range of questions and topics. This large bank of questions enables the system to issue candidates with their unique tests ensuring that no two tests are the same.

The content is written and developed by the OI Digital Institute in-house academic development team. This team has extensive experience in test creation, examination development and principles. All content is based on academic themes ensuring it is relevant to the test takers and covers topic relevant to a students’ context.

All questions are multiple choice, consisting of only one correct answer and three distractors.

Pricing, Security, and Requirements

The OI Digital Institute Spotlight costs £20

Candidates taking the OIDI Spotlight must do so using a Windows or Mac laptop/computer with an installed internet browser. Recommended internet browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari with a minimum internet speed requirement of 1.5 Mbps download speed. Minimum hardware requirements include:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.2 GHz or higher)
  • RAM: 4.0 GB
  • Hard drive: 120 GB
  • Operating System: Windows Vista/7/8/10/11, MAC 10.7 or higher
  • Webcam 1.3 megapixels or higher (640×480 minimum resolution)
  • Audio: Speakers or headphones

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

OIDI Spotlight must be completed on a Windows or Mac laptop/computer with an installed internet browser.

There are no specific entry requirements for the test. OIDI Spotlight can be taken by anyone who intends to check their English proficiency level as long as they meet the specified technology requirements

Academic Entry 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

The OIDI Spotlight can auto reconnect in case of micro-second internet interruptions, however, a stable internet connection is necessary for a successful test.

You are presented with your score right after the test submission. The official test certificate is emailed to you within an hour of test completion.

Yes. An official test certificate is provided after every successful test completion.


OIDI Spotlight must be completed on a Windows or Mac laptop/computer with an installed internet browser.

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