onSET English

Developed by the TestDaF Institute, onSET English is an online placement test for English language; it consists of a specially designed online cloze (gap-fill) test and tests language skills at levels A2 - C1ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
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The onSET English exam acts as a broad benchmark of a learner’s language skills and the corresponding level.

As a licensed examination centre, Sprachenakademie offers the exam upon request.  In case you would like to take the exam, please note that it is necessary to arrange an examination appointment on time. Please contact the examination centre team early enough (at least 7 days in advance). The examination fee amounts to €25, including the registration fee.

Please note: The exam will be conducted in a room at Sprachenakademie Aachen. It is unfortunately not possible to participate in the exam from a private computer at home.

Exam format and grading

The exam consists of 8 tasks and takes up to 40 minutes to complete. Each task comprises a gap-fill exercise with exactly 20 gaps. Candidates are allowed 5 minutes to complete each gap-fill exercise. One point is available for every correctly filled gap in a given exercise. The final onSET English score will be between 0 (lowest score) and 160 (highest score) points.

Please take a look at the sample test on the onSET website to learn more about the test structure.

Based on the number of points scored, the result will be categorised as being at “under A2ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
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(or higher)”. Immediately after the test, candidates can print out a certificate via the onSET English website on which their test result is provided.

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