In certain locations worldwide, the recent rise in COVID infections has led to further closures of test centres and disruption to English language testing, causing delays to applications. However, some online tests have appeared that make the testing process faster, easier and more comfortable.
If you plan to study in New Zealand or the UK, it is worth considering the LanguageCert International ESOL test as an alternative to IELTS.
LanguageCert International ESOL provides students with the opportunity to take the 4-skill test at home in any location (including China), at any time.
- Full assessment of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills, with a live 1:1 interactive speaking test
- One of the world’s most secure online test delivery systems, using live proctors and an award-winning browser locking platform
- Fast booking up to four hours in advanced
- Results in three working days immediately verifiable through the results service
- Score comparisons with other major tests
- Highly responsive multi-lingual customer service available 24/7
- Recognition by over 1000 institutions and government departments worldwide.
This test is recognised by many educational institutions in New Zealand and the UK, as well as some European countries. In Ireland, Australia and Canada, it has not yet gained widespread recognition. See where LanguageCert is accepted.
In New Zealand universities:
|Diplomas and degrees NZQA level 6 or 7
|C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
|Diplomas and degrees NZQA level 8, 9 or 10
|C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) HIGH PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
or C2 Mastery International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS
In the UK universities:
|Degree level or above
|B2 Communicator International ESOL
|Below degree level
|B1 Achiever International ESOL
*Some universities or study programs can have stricter requirements. Please, check the information on a website of the university you are going to enter.
The testing process
You can book the exam on the LanguageCert website for any time you like 24/7.
Unlike IELTS, while booking the LanguageCert, you should pick up your exam level in advance. The test is available at levels from B1 to C2.
You can book the written and spoken exams either on the same day or separately.
After the booking is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on downloading the software for the test.
On the exam day, you will need:
- A quiet room with a reliable internet connection
- A computer or a laptop
- The software installed
- Microphone, headphones and a webcam
- Passport or ID
The real person will be online to support you through the entire exam process.
Preparation for the test
Seafield School of English provides online classes for LanguageCert preparation. After the course, you can do your International ESOL test online with Seafield.
Online LanguageCert preparation classes:
Duration – 4 weeks
Schedule – Monday to Friday, 2:30 to 4:30 pm NZ Time
The 4-week course NZ$500
The LanguageCert test online NZ$390
If you have any questions or would like to enrol in the course, please, contact us.