English tests in China

We are pleased to announce that the Birmingham City University English Proficiency Test (BCU EPT) has resumed in China.

BCU EPT is used to assess your English language ability in the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Each part of the test is designed to activate the language skills you will need to begin a course of study at BCU, and it will report on your current skill level. The test can be used as evidence of English language ability for the majority of the undergraduate or postgraduate courses at Birmingham City University. There is no single pass mark for everyone; different courses will require you to achieve a different level in the test.

The Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the test are delivered in person and they are paper-based. The Speaking part of the test can be booked once you have completed the listening, reading and writing parts. The Speaking part is delivered online via Microsoft Teams. You can take this part of the test at home.

Please see our Test Guidelines below for more details and conditions. Please click on “Book Your Test” for information about available test dates and locations.

Book your test

Test Rules

Test guidelines

Sample tests

Sample test - Writing
Sample test - Speaking

Sample tests group 2

Sample test - Writing
Sample test - Speaking

If you have any questions regarding the test, please contact us at Testing@bcu.ac.uk.