Test components and sample questions

The ITACE for CLIL teachers consists of a computer test, a writing test and an oral test.





The computer test (1h30) consists of the following components

  • Reading
    • Comprehension questions with multiple choice
    • Deduce the meaning of a word from the context
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Text rearrangement
  • Listening
    • Comprehension questions with multiple choice
    • Fill in the blanks (dictation)

Participants are not allowed to use dictionaries, online sources, or any other aids during the computer test.


In order to familiarize yourself with the different types of questions, you can click here to access a sample computer test

Note: The sample test is merely meant as an example of the question types used in the ITACE for CLIL teachers computer test. As it only contains one example of each question type, this sample test is not intended as a practice test, which means it is not representative of your performance on the complete ITACE computer test.





The writing test (1 hour) consists of two tasks:

  • Writing a 100-150 word email within the context of secondary education
  • Writing a 150-250 word (formal) text on a given topic related to the context of CLIL

The assignments allow participants to contextualize the topic in their own field of teaching.

The text is to be written in MS Word and participants are allowed to use all MS Word functions, including the spellchecker. However, other aids (dictionaries, internet, etc.) are not allowed.

Assessment of the text is based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Vocabulary (control and range)
  • Grammar (accuracy and range)
  • Spelling and punctuation
  • Coherence and flow


Click to download a sample writing test.





The oral test (30 mins) is a face-to-face test which consists of two different assignments.

  • Presentation task:
    Participants prepare a short class within their teaching context, from which they can draw inspiration.
  • Argumentation task:
    Participants are asked to discuss their views on a general issue to be chosen from two available topics.

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 that can be used during the presentation. The test itself takes approximately 15 minutes and is recorded to allow assessment by an additional rater if necessary.

Assessment of the oral test is based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Vocabulary (range and accuracy)
  • Grammar (range and accuracy)
  • Fluency
  • Pronunciation
  • Coherence and cohesion


Click to download a sample oral test.