Test components & sample questions
The ITACE for students consists of a computer test, a writing test and an oral test. Participants need to obtain at least a B1 level on the computer test to be allowed to participate in the writing and oral test.
PART ONE: COMPUTER TEST
The computer test (2h) consists of the following components:
Participants are not allowed to use dictionaries, online sources, or any other aids during the computer test.
PART TWO: WRITING
Note: only participants who score at least B1 on the computer test are allowed to participate in the writing and oral test.
The writing test (1 hour) consists of two tasks.
The texts have to be written in MS Word and participants are allowed to use all MS Word functions, including spell checker. However, other aids (dictionaries, internet, etc.) are not allowed.
PART THREE: ORAL
The oral test (30 mins) is a face-to-face test which consists of two different assignments.
Participants are given 15 minutes to prepare for the oral test. They are not allowed to use dictionaries, websites or any other aids, but they do receive pen and paper to make notes. The test itself takes about 15 minutes and is recorded.