UP Education

English test

The UP English Language Test (UPELT) has been developed to help provide prospective students with obtaining their English language scores prior to enrolment.

The UPELT will have a fixed schedule every Wednesday that is easily booked through the UP Admissions team.

There are secure online and offline versions that can be facilitated on or off campus and are arranged in the afternoon (NZ time). Results are provided within 48 hours.

Covering all four elements of English language; reading, listening, writing and speaking, this well-rounded assessment is fully approved and accepted for entry into the University of Auckland Certificate in Foundation Studies (excluding Accelerated).

All four elements follow a similar theme allowing for a natural progression from reading to listening to writing and to speaking.

ElementTasksDuration
Reading

3 passages, approx. 900 words combined

  • a textbook passage
  • a report
  • an academic abstract
30 minutes
Listening

2 tracks

  • a conversation
  • a part of a lecture

10 minutes

(plus time to transfer answers)

Writing

1 essay, 220-250 words

  • problem and solution
  • cause and effect
  • advantage and disadvantages
40 minutes
Speaking

2 tasks

  • a conversation on familiar topics
  • a discussion of a topical issue
10 minutes

Book your test:

Step 1: Apply for one of the programmes.

Step 2: Email admissions@up.education to book the Up English Language Test. You need to make the booking at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired test date.

Step 3: Make the payment. The fee for the test is $50 NZD. You can make the payment by scanning the QR code or following the instructions on the payment request form that you will receive from the admissions team.

Step 4: Once the payment is made, please send the payment evidence to admissions@up.education.

Step 5: You will receive a confirmation of your booking from admissions team once the payment is received.

Please note: If you want to cancel or make any change to your test booking, you need to notify admissions@up.education by email at least 1 week in advance of the confirmed test date; no refund will be applicable if the cancellation or change request is received within a week in advance of the confirmed test date.

Preparation for each test:

  1. Read the detailed instructions about the test.
  2. Read the instructions for logging into Education Perfect.
  3. Complete the practice task on Education Perfect the day before the test to familiarize yourself with how to use the platform.
  4. Read the requirements for setting up your desk, space where you will take the test, and test security procedures carefully.
  5. Make sure that you have the link. This will be sent to you via email the day before the test.
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:30am – 10:30am     
10:30am – 11:30amFLA Study FLA Study FLA Study
11:30am – 12:30pmSubject 1Subject 2  Subject 3
12:30pm – 1:30pm  Subject 3Subject 1Subject 2
1:30pm – 2:30pmSubject 3Subject 1Subject 2  
2:30pm – 3:30pmSubject 2  Subject 3Subject 1
3:30pm – 4:30pm Subject 3 Subject 2 
4:30pm – 5:30pm Subject 2 Subject 4Subject 3
* Please note that your actual timetable may differ from the example shown above depending on the specific subjects and programme you are enrolled in.