Second Language Teaching Admission Test

Applicants to the Second Language Teaching program must demonstrate a mid-advanced proficiency level in the language they wish to teach. To this end, they must take the admissions test administered by OLBI’s Language Testing Services. The cost for this test is $70.

Description of the Test

Listening and Reading Comprehension Complete global comprehension; comprehends almost all explicit details
Writing and Speaking Competent User.  Generally effective command of the language in fairly demanding contexts, with a satisfactory level of comprehension. Some inaccuracy and misunderstandings in less familiar contexts with more complex language. Weaknesses exist which sometimes impede communication, and could affect performance in an academic program. Additional language training would be helpful to improve accuracy, speed and overall proficiency.

Accessing the Test  

To demonstrate English proficiency:

 

  • Follow the login steps outlined on the uOLangTest Portal
  • After you login, confirm that the email address in your profile (silhouette icon  at the top of the page) is active. If you do not use your uOttawa.ca email address, please enter an email address to which you have access.
  • Return to the home page and find Admission – Second Language Teaching – English Test in the Available Tests list.
  • When the pop-up appears, click on the payment link. This will open uOttawa’s General Store in a new window.
  • Pay for the test using a credit card. The fee is $70.00.

  Note: if someone else pays for your test, make sure they type your name in the Details section of the payment form.

  • Close the General Store window.
  • Back in the XpressLab window, click the Request Access button in the pop-up.
  • Wait to receive an email granting access to the test. Please allow up to two business days for your request and payment to be processed.
  • When you have enough time to write the test (two hours), log back in.
  • Write the test. Your test will be evaluated by a trained assessor. Your results will be released in three to five business days.

To demonstrate French proficiency:

  • Follow the login steps outlined on the uOLangTest Portal
  • After you login, confirm that the email address in your profile (silhouette icon at the top of the page) is active. If you do not use your uOttawa.ca email address, please enter an email address to which you have access.
  • Return to the home page and find Admission – Enseignement des langues secondes – Test de français in the Available Tests list.
  • When the pop-up appears, click on the payment link. This will open uOttawa’s General Store in a new window.
  • Pay for the test using a credit card. The fee is $70.00.

  Note: if someone else pays for your test, make sure they type your name in the Details section of the payment form.

  • Close the General Store window.
  • Back in the XpressLab window, click the Request Access button in the pop-up.
  • Wait to receive an email granting access to the test. Please allow up to two business days for your request and payment to be processed.
  • When you have enough time to write the test (two hourss), log back in.
  • Write the test. Your test will be evaluated by a trained assessor. Your results will be released in three to five business days.
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