Regent’s offers an online English proficiency test that is free of charge and open to all conditional offer holders who would like to use it as a proof of their English language level for admissions purposes. This is called the Regent’s English Password Test and consists of the following:
- Reading, writing and listening (computer based)
- Speaking (face to face)
This part has five sections. In each section there is one task for you to complete. You have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete the five sections. Sample questions are available here.
This part assesses your ability to write an essay. You have a choice of two essay titles and should write at least 200 words in 30 minutes. Sample questions and a model answer are available here.
This part has five sections. In each section there are one or more tasks for you to complete. You can press play once and the recording cannot be paused or restarted. The recording will play twice and questions appear on the second playback. You have 1 hour to complete the five sections.
A description of each section is available here.
This part of the exam is face-to-face and will take 11 - 14 minutes. It will consist of 3 parts:
The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.
You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have 1 minute to prepare before speaking for up to 2 minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic to finish this part of the test.
You will be asked further questions connected to the topic in Part 2. These questions will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.
- You will be taking the test online from home - please do not travel to Regent's campus
- You need to have a good Internet connection and a laptop or a PC - you cannot take the test on your phone or iPad
- You will be asked to show your passport or ID card at the start of the test - please make sure you have it ready
- Specific instructions will be emailed to you
Your results will be sent directly to Regent's University London Admissions who will contact you about your offer.
In order to prepare for the test:
- Read newspapers, magazines, books and academic articles in English
- Listen to the news and various radio programmes
- Watch films and TV programmes in English
- Practise essay writing
- Practise speaking using IELTS materials
You can also book an English language course at Regent’s here.
The exam is available on a number of dates. Please book online using the button below.