British Council’s digital English test now available in the UK

Taken by over 1.8 million people around the world, Aptis ESOL is one of the world’s leading English language proficiency tests

Aptis ESOL, an online English language proficiency test developed and delivered by the British Council, is now available for candidates in the UK for the first time.

Trusted and recognised by governments, education and employment institutions, the Aptis ESOL International Certificate is official proof of English proficiency for individuals in their country.

To qualify, candidates must complete a five-skills, computer-based English test that focuses on listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar and vocabulary. The test specifications, tasks and rating scales are based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and are delivered on a computer in invigilated, face-to-face sessions under strict security regulations.

Dr. Jonathan Ford, head of global assessment at the British Council, said: “After extensive research and work with Ofqual, we are delighted to be launching Aptis ESOL in the UK to support our community of English language learners and teachers across our partner centres.

“Aptis ESOL is a quality test fully developed by the British Council and world-renowned experts in English assessments. It is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022.”

Aptis ESOL is now available through a network of British Council delivery partners, national language schools and language departments within universities in the UK. Aptis ESOL is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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