What does it test?
This test is different from most other placement tests. Not only does it test grammar and vocabulary, it also tests how learners use that knowledge in order to understand the meaning in communication.
"Communicating meanings is why we use language"
Understanding meaning is fundamental to communication and is an excellent indicator of language ability.
The test has two sections: Use of English and Listening. It gives both an overall score and individual scores for each section.
Test British or American English
You can use the Oxford Online Placement Test to test British or American English, and choose a mix of accents in the Listening section. For the Use of English section, you choose whether to test your students in British or American English.
In the Listening section, you select a mix of accents for them to hear within the same test, or restrict them to either a British or American accent.
New: Test your pre-beginner students
The Oxford Online Placement Test now has a unique bank of CEFR A0 (Pre-A1) level tasks written specifically for pre-beginner students. Use the detailed results to better understand where your students are within the A0 level.