Welcome to the Berlitz Test of Listening and Reading Skills -- your first step in meeting the entrance requirements set by University of Phoenix. The University of Phoenix admissions process for international candidates is similar to the process followed by all US universities, which require students to first pass an English proficiency test and have his or her academic credentials evaluated.

In order to expedite this process, University of Phoenix has partnered with Berlitz Testing to offer an intuitive, yet indicative test -- one that will truly gauge your language skills as they play a crucial role in your future academic achievement through University of Phoenix’s concentrated and demanding program. If you have any questions please call your Enrollment Counselor for an in-depth explanation of our entrance requirements and procedures.

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Test Information

 Cost: 99.00

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Overview of the Berlitz Test of Listening and Reading Skills

  • The test assesses reading comprehension, listening comprehension, grammatical accuracy, and vocabulary usage in English.
  • The test questions are set in a context of everyday social and professional situations.
  • The test consists of 86 multiple-choice questions:

  1. 50 Listening Comprehension questions  

  2. 36 Reading Comprehension questions

  • You will receive a score on the CEFR as well as a numeric score on a scale of 1 – 100.
  • Audio-recorded questions in listening comprehension test items can be played only once. When listening to a dialogue or talk, you must let the audio finish before clicking on any question response.
  • The test content is based on the levels of difficulty established by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework.
  • When the student examinee has selected an answer to a test question, s/he must confirm it by clicking the orange “Confirm” button in the lower right-hand corner of the screen before moving on to the next question.
  • The test is timed and answers to the test questions are changeable within the allowed time. However, it is not possible to return to a previous question during the test.
  • Instructions for each new type of test question are given in the test language.
  • Test duration is approximately 100 minutes.
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