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Oxford English Language Level Test

The Oxford English Language Level Test (Oxford ELLT) brings language testing into the digital world. The test is a secure solution for assessing a candidate’s reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills for progression to higher education.

So far, over 100,000 students have taken the Oxford ELLT to pursue their international education and achieve their academic goals.

Why Oxford ELLT?


Our test is internationally recognised and accepted by leading universities.


We apply rigorous security measures for a precise evaluation of English language proficiency.


A testing solution that combines online computer-based testing with live examiner interaction.


Verified results within 48 hours.

Oxford ELLT tests

Oxford ELLT Digital, is a fully online modularised English Language Level Test that can be completed from anywhere in the world. The test combines the flexibility of being fully online with the latest AI security measures and human proctoring, to ensure we are delivering an accurate reflection of a student’s level.

Oxford ELLT Global, is a three-hour in-person test, designed to be completed in one sitting. The test is computer-based at an approved Oxford ELLT Test Centre, providing students with a secure, accessible, and fully invigilated environment. Oxford ELLT partners with approved businesses to establish and operate test centres globally.

Score Mapping

Candidates receive an overall level, with individual scores for all four test components. The overall level reflects the average of the reading, listening, writing, and speaking scores, where each component is weighted equally. Students receive an overall English level along with a breakdown of the 4 individual component levels. 

Oxford ELLT is marked on a 12-point scale that is mapped to IELTS and CEFR levels.

Oxford ELLT Score Mapping Diagram

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Oxford ELLT provides test results within 48 hours, ensuring a smooth admissions process for both students and partners.



40 minutes

32 questions

2 texts


45 minutes

1 essay-style question

190-260 words


25 minutes

28 questions

3 audio tracks


30 minutes

4 sections

Live with and Oxford ELLT examiner

Our commitment to academic integrity

Test Content
All Oxford ELLT content is developed and written in-house by the Oxford International English Language division. Questions are pre-tested using our global student network across the UK and North America. All content is independently moderated and subjected to checks using EAQUALS Core Inventory and ‘TrackTest’ English Language Level descriptors. Oxford ELLT content is produced in 8-week cycles enabling the bank of test questions to be updated regularly. Test questions older than 3 months are removed and used as preparation materials.
Oxford ELLT Examiners​
All Oxford ELLT Examiners are trained and standardised to the same high level through our central Oxford ELLT Academic Team. Examiners are standardised twice per year and are moderated every three months. Each Oxford ELLT Examiner must hold a certified TEFL qualification, have five years’ ELT experience and at least two years of English language examining practice.
The Oxford ELLT (English Language Level Test) has been independently reviewed by Ecctis across grading, certification, marking and moderation, and been found to provide ‘a sound assessment of English language competency in listening, reading, writing, and speaking at CEFR levels B1 to C1′.
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Straight-forward data management

The Oxford ELLT Partner Portal

The Oxford ELLT Partner Portal provides access to manage students, download certificates, and verify results. Through the use of online tools and a bespoke registration link partners are able to improve efficiency and increase the speed at which they process students. With online training and account management Oxford ELLT is able to provide partner specific support.

Integrate with Slate

The Oxford ELLT seamlessly integrates with Slate’s admissions CRM. This integration enables college admissions teams to effortlessly access student scores directly from their CRM, eliminating the need for parallel systems.

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Security trusted by universities

Oxford ELLT implements rigorous security measures before, during and after candidates complete their test to ensure a precise and reliable evaluation of a candidates’ language proficiency. 

These measures include:

  • Candidate ID verification through TrustID’s Indentification Document Verification Technology
  • The latest AI proctoring and facial recognition technology
  • Video, audio and screen monitoring
  • Human proctoring conducted by trained Oxford ELLT Examiners
  • Results verification by our centralised Oxford ELLT academic team
  • Fully invigilated test centres worldwide for Oxford ELLT Global
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White label the Oxford ELLT

Oxford ELLT’s testing platform can now be white-labelled. Institutions can seamlessly integrate our trusted English Language Level Test into your admissions processes, fully branded with your institutions identity.

Your brand. Our trusted test.

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