Duolingo English Test

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The current coronavirus outbreak has resulted in widespread English Proficiency test center closures in impacted regions. In response to this, some of the colleges/universities in Canada have implemented the online Duolingo English Test as a temporary measure to assist applicants in completing the English Language Proficiency requirement in the current environment.

The Duolingo English Test is a modern English proficiency assessment for today’s international students and institutions. The test is available online, on-demand. You don’t have to make an appointment or travel to a test center—you can take the test from your home via a computer and webcam.

  • Fast – Get your results within 48 hours of completing the test, and share it with anyone, immediately
  • Affordable – Receive your score and interview for only $49, while most other certification tests cost over $200
  • Quick setup (5 minutes) – An introduction that walks you through the test rules and requirements
  • Adaptive test (45 minutes) – A graded section that evaluates your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • Video interview (10 minutes) – An ungraded section that records your answers to open-ended questions

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You must have:

  • Your passport, driver’s license or government ID
  • A quiet, well-lit room
  • 60 minutes of free time
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer

Your computer must have:

  • A supported browser
  • A front-facing camera
  • A microphone
  • Speakers

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How the test is scored?

The Duolingo English Test is designed to assess real-world language ability, by measuring reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Each test taker’s proficiency is reported as a holistic score on a scale from 10 – 160.

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Which colleges or universities accept the Duolingo English Test?

Duolingo partners with institutions across the globe, including over 50 Canadian colleges and universities who accept the Duolingo English Test as part of their admissions process. To see a full list of accepting institutions and how they use the Duolingo English Test, please visit this page.

How can you prepare for the Duolingo English Test?

The Duolingo English Test is an assessment of real-world language ability and measures real-world usage. We do not recommend anyone method to prepare for the test, but improving your overall proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening will better prepare you for the test.

For a quick walkthrough of the test experience, login and take a Practice Test.

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about the Duolingo English Test, please visit the FAQ`s page.

Oct 31, 2021