Examines the verbal expression ability of non-native speakers in the university field to use and understand English in an academic or professional environment. It provides accurate, valid and reliable assessments for candidate of graduate assistantships, employent, or licensure and certification.
Low (2) to very high (5) depending on the number of points acquired
Structure of exams
Verbal expression based on nine questions (approx. 20 minutes):
- Part 1: Tell a story on a six-picture sequence and answer a related question
- Part 2: Describe a graph and answer a related question
- Part 3: Respond to two questions about ideas
- Part 4: Respond to three questions by taking the part of someone in a workplace situation
The validation is based on a point system (scale 20-60). The evaluation of the acquired points varies depending upon universities. There is no general evaluation.
Period of validity
Results from the TSE Exam are valid for two years.
Current information about examination dates, place and fees can be found on the following website: