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Testing Information

English Proficiency Test

The English Proficiency Test is an in-house exam developed by the ESOL Program at BGSU to assess students’ writing, speaking, and listening skills. The test takes approximately two hours and consists of two parts: an essay exam and oral proficiency assessment. For the essay exam, all students will be asked to write a persuasive/argumentative essay. Students will be given the choice of two prompts and have one hour to complete the essay. For the oral proficiency assessment, undergraduates and graduate students will complete an Oral Proficiency Assessment. The oral proficiency assessment will be conducted by two trained ESOL staff members, and it will include a short oral interview and a section where students are asked to describe a picture or drawing. It will be recorded in case future re-evaluation is needed. Graduate students who will have instructional duties may be required to take the Spoken English Test (SET).

 

Do I have to take the ESOL Placement Test?

 

Are you required to take  the ESOL Program’s  Speaking/Listening Test?

Are you required to take the ESOL Program’s Written Proficiency Test?

You are a citizen of one of the following countries/regions: Australia, Canada (except Quebec), the Commonwealth Caribbean, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

 

No.

No. If you are an undergraduate student, you should contact the General Studies Writing Program to take their placement test.

You submitted recent TOEFL/IELTS scores.

No. You will be placed by your TOEFL/IELTS scores unless you choose to take our placement test instead.

No. You will be placed by your TOEFL/IELTS scores unless you choose to take our placement test instead.

You are an undergraduate transfer student with GSW 1120 transfer credit.

No.

No.

You are an undergraduate transfer student without GSW transfer credit.

Yes.

Yes.

You graduated from a U.S. high  school and took the ACT/SAT.

Yes.

Yes.

You graduated with a previous degree from BGSU.

No, but graduate students with instructional duties must schedule a Spoken English Test (SET). Contact esolprog@bgsu.edu to set up a time.

No.

You graduated from a university/college in the U.S. or from one of the countries/regions listed above.

No, but graduate students with instructional duties must schedule a Spoken English Test (SET). Contact esolprog@bgsu.edu to set up a time.

Yes.

You are a citizen of country where English is mandated as the medium of instruction in schools (i.e. Fiji, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,

Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia,

and Zimbabwe).

No, but graduate students with instructional duties must schedule a Spoken English Test (SET). Contact esolprog@bgsu.edu to set up a time.

Yes.