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The most renowned and worldwide accepted English language test
It certifies the candidates’ knowledge level of the English language that aspire to get accepted in graduate or post-graduate programmes in universities in Greece or abroad.
TOEFL iBT® (internet-based test) format and content
|Section||Description||Testing time||# of questions||Score|
|Reading||3-5 academic texts; approximately 700 words long, 12-14 questions per text||60’-100’||36-70 questions||0-30|
|Listening||4-6 lectures, some with discussion in classroom, each 3’-5’long, 6 questions per each.
2-3 conversations, 3’-5’ long, 5 questions per each
|Speaking||Speaking tasks||20’||6 oral tasks||0-4 (converted to a 0-30 scale)|
|Writing||Writing tasks||50’||2 written tasks||0-5 (converted to a 0-30 scale)|
TOEIC (Test of English For International Communication)
TOEIC® is a multiple-choice test which measures accurately language ability levels of non-native English speakers.
The scores achieved by the candidates indicate how well they can communicate in English with others in an everyday working and social environment.
More than 5 million candidates worldwide take the TOEIC® test each year. It is also the most flexible test in Greece, since it is frequently administered.
How can the TOEIC® be used
• For assessing English language proficiency
• For personnel selection
• For making decisions on promoting staff
• For determining foreign-language salary allowances
• For keeping track of the progress of English language learning
Who recognizes the TOEIC®
• Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (A.S.E.P.): ASEP recognises the TOEIC, as proof of knowledge of English at the following levels:
Average (405-500), Good (505-780) and Very Good (785-900)
• Universities in Greece and Cyprus
• Universities abroad
• Global organizations and businesses: More than 9,000 businesses, government organisations and English-language learning programs in 90 countries rely on the TOEIC® test to hire and train people
|Level of Knowledge||Language Level||Score|
TOEIC® Format and Content
TOEIC® lasts 2 hours and consists of 200 multiple choice questions, divided in two parts:
|Sections||# of questions||Description||Testing time|
|30||Questions – answers|
|Reading Comprehension||40||Incomplete sentences||75′|
|12||Filling in text|
BULATS (Business Language Testing Service)
Online test for English language certification
BULATS certifies candidates’ knowledge in sections: Reading, Language Use and Listening up to the highest level (C2-Proficiency).
Exams are held by Cambridge Esol Examination University, a worldwide organisation in testing knowledge in English.
- Recognised by the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP)
- Up to 90 minutes testing time
- Immediate results
How it works
BULATS is based on an adaptive evaluation system, which can be suited to the language skills of the candidates, whatever their current language level. Questions are displayed by the computer through a series of screens and, as the test proceeds, the software selects the questions put to the candidates by means of immediate and constant analysis of their performance. As a result the test becomes progressively simpler or more difficult until the level of language skills of the candidates is coherently and reliably determined. In this way BULATS is able to determine the precise language level of the candidates and supply immediate results.
What it tests
The computer test assesses listening and reading skills, and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Candidates are presented with an extensive range of different question types, such as multiple-choice questions, listening and reading exercises, all relating closely to the world of work. Candidates can choose to take the Computer Test, the Speaking Test or the Writing Test, or any combination of these 3 tests.
|Common European Framework||ASEP||BULATS Score (100)||Cambridge ESOL Exam|
|C2 (Proficiency)||Excellent knowledge||90-100||CPE|
|C1 (Advanced)||Very good knowledge||75-89||CAE|
|B2 (Vantage)||Good knowledge||60-74||FCE|
|B1 (Threshold)||Average knowledge||40-59||PET|
|Α1 (Breakthrough)||Beginner knowledge||0-19||–|
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
IELTS is recognised and accepted worldwide by over 6,000 organisations and faculties across different sectors.
The test conforms to the highest international standards of language skills assessment and is designed to assess the language skills of candidates who wish to study or work in countries where English is the language of communication.
What IELTS is
IELTS is recognised all over the world. It is accepted by educational institutions in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and in European neighbours such as Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium, as well as many other countries as proof of the required language skills. Additionally, over 2,500 university institutions in the USA also recognise IELTS scores for admission purposes, including all the Ivy League colleges. Many other organisations around the world use IELTS scores for a range of purposes, such as immigration, recruitment, professional registration and entry to training courses.
In Greece, leading educational institutions, professional organisations, private sector employers and government agencies, including ASEP, recognise IELTS scores as a valid and trusted proof of English knowledge.
What it tests
IELTS assesses your ability to use English in real-world situations. The subjects reflect the situations you could find yourself in, such as taking lecture notes as a student or trying to get your heating fixed quickly to face British winter.
The test covers all four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and is offered in two test formats: Academic and General Training.
All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules, while Reading and Writing are offered as Academic or General Training Modules.
When exams take place
You can take the IELTS exam in Athens and Thessaloniki twice a month throughout the year. IELTS exams are also conducted in other towns throughout Greece on specified dates.
How evaluation is done
The Academic Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level.
The General Training Modules emphasise communication in a broad social and educational context and are designed for candidates who plan to work, live or study at a secondary or vocational level in an English-speaking environment.
Candidates receive scores for each of the four language skills, but there is also an Overall Score. They are assessed on a Scale from 1 (Non User) to 9 (Expert User).
Real Edu Programme
• 4 Hours/Week with ordinary professors
• Real Chat Spot®: Unlimited hours
• Real Social Club®: Unlimited hours
• Real Intranet®: Free of charge
• Small groups
• Preparation time: 6-8 weeks (depending on the student’s level)
The TOEFL Junior certificate is specially designed for middle school children (9-14 years old).
It is a well-designed and objective way of assessing knowledge of the English language and it is guaranteed to provide you and your child with trustworthy and valid information about its progress.
TOEFL Junior exam consists of the following sections:
• Listening Comprehension: Assesses the ability of young students to understand spoken English. Total testing time: 35-40 minutes
• Language Form and Meaning: Assesses the acquired level of knowledge in grammar and vocabulary. Total testing time: 25 minutes
• Κατανόηση γραπτού κειμένου: Assesses the ability to comprehend t written English. Students are called to read a variety of texts and answer 42 questions. Total testing time: 50 minutes.
The final score is a sum of the scores achieved in all tree above sections and is expressed on a scale of 600-900 points.