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We are pleased and excited to announce that we have partnered with Oxford International to offer the Oxford International Digital Institute English Language Level Test (OIDI ELLT), which you can take from the comfort of your own home.

The ELLT is a BCU-approved test and provides evidence of English language ability for entry onto BCU courses as set out in the table below.

ELLT scores accepted by BCU as evidence of English language ability  
(scores are valid for 18 months from test date)
BCU/IELTS English language requirement  ELLT Scores (Results issued before 16th June 2022) ELLT Scores (Results issued from 16th June 2022)
3.0 n/a 0
3.5 n/a 1
4.0 1 2
4.5 2 3
5.0 3 4
5.5 4 5
6.0 5 6
6.5 6 7
7.0 7 8
7.5 n/a 9
8.0 n/a 10
8.5 n/a 11
9.0 n/a 12

The ELLT assesses your English language skills in four separate sections, each of which is outlined below.

Skill 1: Reading 

Your reading proficiency will be assessed through an automated, secure online test. It is recommended that you allow 40 minutes to complete this part of the test. 

Skill 2: Listening 

Your listening and comprehension skills will be assessed through an automated, secure online test. It is recommended that you allow 30 minutes to complete this part of the test. 

Skill 3: Writing  

You’ll be assessed through a unique written task. It is recommended that you allow 60 minutes to complete this part of the test. 

Skill 4: Speaking 

You’ll take your speaking exam live with an examiner over a video call. Your examiner will be the same examiner who has assessed the other three skills tests that you’ve already taken. It is recommended that you allow 30 minutes to complete this part of the test. 

What to do next

To book a place on the Oxford International Digital Institute English Language Level Test (ELLT), please simply click on “Book a place – Submit your details” below.

You can then register and pay directly on ELLT’s website.

Discount code: ELLT60

If you require any further information, please contact the Testing Team at testing@bcu.ac.uk.

OIDI ELLT Student Guide with sample questions

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