Placement test

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The placement test is for those who are unsure as to which course they should to choose. The test takes between half-an-hour and one-and-a-half hours to complete. We use two placement tests depending on whether you plan to study in Oslo/Akershus/Østfold, or in the rest of the country.

Placement test for Oslo/Akershus/Østfold

Take the test here

Test for the rest of the country

How does it work?

The test is a combination of two methods: self-assessment, where you assess your own skill-level, and a standard test, where you choose the correct answer.

The test assesses "grammar and vocabulary", "reading skills" and "listening skills". "Oral" and "written" skills will not be assessed online – just the self-assessment.

Each section of the test starts with a self-assessment – here you assess how good your language is in particular situations. Based on this evaluation, the test will then take you to the appropriate level you will be tested at.

How difficult is the test?

The test controls the difficulty level automatically, depending on your answers. If you correctly answer at least 90% within one of the sections, you will be given the chance to take the test at a higher level. If you answer less than 20% correctly, you will be given the chance to take the test at a lower level.

How long does the test take?

It is impossible to say exactly how long the test will take. It can take between ½ hour and 1 ½ hours, depending on how much you have moved up or down in the individual sections of the test. But quality takes time – this also applies to a language test. You can, however, stop the test and log in again to finish it at a later date.

But quality takes time, and this also applies to a language test. You can of course stop the test and log in again at a later date.

How do I get my result?

The test is run in accordance with the Common European Framework Reference for Languages. When you have finished the test, the results will be e-mailed to you. Here you can see which level you are at in relation to the reference framework. Then, please contact your nearest Folkeuniversitetet for course registration.

Start the test