Step 1 - Complete our Placement Test

It is very important that you complete our placement test before you start at the School. The test is designed to help us determine your current level of English. It will test your grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills.

The test is used by us to put you in the correct class level at Global School of English. It is important that you do not use a grammar book or dictionary or discuss your answers with another person. If you do you could be put in a class that is too difficult for you!

The test starts with a “self assessment” section that asks you to give your own opinion of your current English level. Then for each of main English skills you are asked for your opinion of your level for that particular skill and also how important it is to you to improve that skill. The main English skills are;

  • Speaking
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening

You will then be asked to identify up to 5 English language needs which are the most important to you. We can then use this information to personalise your learning experience at Global School of English . This will ensure that the teaching matches your identified learning needs as far as possible.

The test itself comprises 20 multiple choice vocabulary questions, 30 grammar questions and 2 short writing tasks. You should allow yourself approximately 30 minutes to complete the test.

You will receive an email from the school with a link to your placement test. You should use this link every time you access the test to allow us to track your results. If you have not received your email link, please first check your spam folder, and if you cannot find it, then contact the school on +44 (0)131 226 2333.


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The teachers make me laugh and they also make me feel that they are concerned for me, not just as a student of English but as a person too. When you are far away from home that’s very important. At the end of every week, they ask what you liked and what they can do to help you improve your English skills.
- Silvana Alvarez (Colombia)

Global School of English - Edinburgh is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.