English Language Assessments

Assessments and the Admissions Process

All student who do not speak English as their first language must complete an online English language assessment via Skype, which is the initial stage in the application process. This assessment is approximately two hours long and consists of an interview and separate writing, reading, and listening tests. Applicants can do this test from their home. The language tester will contact applicants to arrange a time to meet on-line. The student will then meet and complete the test through the Skype on-line program and Oxford testing sites. Luther uses the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to determine which language proficiency level a student is at. We currently accept students whose proficiency level is at CEFR B1 or higher.

Students who test at the Beginner level (CEFR A1 and A2) will not be accepted into Luther College. These students lack the requisite language skills to function at Luther College not only academically but also in daily life. Students may reapply at a later date but must reach an Intermediate level (CEFR B1 or higher) to be able to function and study at our high school.

For information on the Intermediate Level (CEFR B1), Advanced Level (CDFR B2) and Higher Level (CEFR C1), or choose from the menu on the left side of the webpage.