The English Proficiency Exam
What You Have To Know about the English Proficiency Examination?
When can I take it?
The English Proficiency Exam is held four times a year: at the end of the Winter semester (2 exams), at the end of the Spring semester, and during the summer.
The coming English Proficiency Exam will be held on 26.01.2023
Registration for the exam will take place on the website of the Department of Humanities and Arts.
The registration will open on 29.09.2022
How can I register for the exam?
You can register on this site. After you fill in the on-line registration form, you will receive an e-mail containing the room where you will take the exam.
Only students possessing a TECHNION E-MAIL ADDRESS are entitled to register for the exam.
How long is the exam?
The time allotted for the exam is three hours.
What do I do if I am entitled to time extension or additional accommodations?
If you have a letter from the office of the Graduate School which entitles you to time extension during exams, be sure to present that letter to the coordinator of the Graduate English program, Dr. Michal Tal. Requests for time extension cannot be accommodated on the day of the exam. Students who need audio support take the exam in the CALL lab of the Department of Humanities and Arts using a text-to-speech program.
Once it has been confirmed that you should receive a time extension, you will be sent a mail with the room for the exam. Do not register to the exam via this internet site.
Can I use a dictionary?
ONLY English-English book-type dictionaries are permitted and may be used throughout the entire examination. Neither bilingual nor English-English-Hebrew/English-English-Arabic dictionaries may be used.
What is the passing grade for the exam?
The passing grade is 65.
How can I prepare for the English Proficiency Examination?
A course, Advanced English for Graduate Studies, is offered to students who need additional review and systematic practice. This course is compulsory for those who have failed the test.
You are welcome to visit the CALL Lab, where you will find ample material in grammar, academic vocabulary and reading comprehension suitable for practicing for the exam.
You can also download four practice exams linked to this page.