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English Proficiency and Placement Exam and Exemptions

Students who register to Final International University (FIU) programs where the medium of instruction is English are required to take the English Proficiency and Placement Exam (UFÜYYES) at the beginning of the academic semester before they can start their studies. Students who attain the required level can enrol in courses offered in their registered programs. Students who are under the required level for their program are placed into English Preparatory School for one or two semesters according to their levels as determined by the exam, which are: Beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced.

EXEMPTIONS FROM THE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY AND PLACEMENT EXAM

Students meeting the minimum FIU requirements as stated in the table below qualify for exemption from the FIU English Proficiency and Placement Exam.

Exemption Criteria

NOTES ON EXEMPTION:

  1. Individual programs may apply higher requirements.
  2. Students who have completed their English preparatory education in another higher education institution must enter the UFÜYYES regardless of their grade and the level they have completed.
  3. Exemption from English Language Proficiency and Placement Exam for students who hold international language certificates which are not mentioned in the table above is determined by written exam and / or oral interview conducted by the School of Foreign Languages.
  4. The exemption from UFÜYYES for those who have studied and completed their secondary education in the last three years in English medium institutions in countries where the official language is English, is evaluated by the School of Foreign Languages through an oral interview and / or a written examination.

ABOUT THE ENGLISH PLACEMENT AND PROFICIENCY EXAM

Oxford Online Placement (OOPT), an international computer-based exam, is used in FIU as the English Proficiency and Placement Exam.

The test is divided into two parts: Use of English and Listening.

Use of English (Approx. 30 questions): This part tests your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary, for example, how well you know tenses, or which word would be correct in a sentence. It also tests how well you understand what someone means when they are talking to you. This understanding is very important in language learning. They are all multiple-choice apart from the last task, which is a gapped text where you must type in the missing words yourself.

Listening (Approx. 15 questions): This part tests the (literal & implicit) meaning in language. All tasks are multiple-choice.

Exam takers are objectively rated according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The test should take between 45 minutes and an hour (although you are given 70 minutes to complete it). However, it all depends on the exam taker. The test is adaptive. This means that it doesn’t have a set number of questions, and the questions won’t always be the same. The test decides which questions to ask the exam takers, depending on how well they are doing. If the exam taker answers a question correctly, the student will be given a more difficult one next; conversely, the student will get an easier question next if the previous question is not answered correctly. By constantly matching questions from its databank to the exam takers ability to answer them correctly, the computer can, therefore, accurately assess the students’ level of English.

The Oxford Placement Test is not an achievement test, it is designed only to measure the English language level of the student. It does not require advance preparation. The Oxford Placement Test is a timed test. The remaining amount of time will be indicated in the upper right corner after starting the test. If the exam is not completed within the specified time, the student's results may not be calculated.

Students preparing for this exam can visit the related website where they can view sample tests and watch a preparatory video.

See:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWCo6tMb834

https://elt.oup.com/feature/global/oxford-online-placement/test-format?cc=global&selLanguage=en

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSZe7M9x2tA

How to apply for the test

All students registering at FIU not meeting our exemption requirements have to take this exam.

You can get more information about  the test by emailing us at engl@final.edu.tr.

RESULTS

English proficiency and placement exam results can be reached from https://online.final.edu.tr/ufuyyes/

According to the results:

a. Students scoring CEFR A0 and A1 will be placed in a minimum one year intensive English program in the English Preparatory School, comprising 25 hours of weekly intensive classroom study.

b. Students scoring CEFR A2 or CEFR B1 will be placed in a minimum one semester intensive English program in the English Preparatory School, comprising 25 hours of weekly intensive classroom study.

However, all students scoring just below the required level for their programs on the English Placement Exam will be asked to attend additional speaking and/or writing tests to assess their skills.

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