Oral English Proficiency Testing, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Oral English Proficiency Testing

Non-native English speaking graduate students who are prospective teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are encouraged to demonstrate oral English proficiency prior to arriving on campus. The University will accept scores from the following tests: Test of Spoken English (TSE), Internet Based TOEFL (iBT), and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). In addition, the University of Illinois administers the English Proficiency Interview (EPI) on campus.

EPI Information




The following chart provides minimum score requirements for all non-native speakers of English to be considered for teaching assistantships*

English Proficiency Test

Minimum Score Required

Additional information

EPI

5

Administered at Illinois

TSE

50

Offered in countries where the TOEFL iBT is not yet available

TOEFL iBT

24 (speaking sub-section)

http://www.toefl.org

IELTS (academic exam)

8 (speaking sub-section)

http://www.ielts.org