Mandatory language assessment

Students whose main language of instruction (working language in the case of placement) will be

  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German  
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portugese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
     

must take a mandatory language test before starting their exchange studies/placement. A link will be sent to those students who are required to take the test. The test takes about 30-40 minutes to complete, and the level adapts to the answers – the more correct answers you provide, the higher level the test will be. The result is presented using the CEFR-scale*, i.e. A1 indicates the lowest level and C2 is advanced.

It is also mandatory to take a test after returning home. The test is completed in a tool called Online Linguistic Support (OLS).

Practicalities

Once you have been nominated to an exchange or admitted to placement, the exchange coordinator at your department will notify Student Services (International Office), after which you will receive an e-mail with a link to the test.

Language course

Students who have taken the language test have the opportunity to attend a distance language course. These are mainly reading and listening comprehension courses where you can ask questions to teachers who will respond within 24 hours. Teacher-led courses will start every three weeks with groups of 1-6 participants.

Questions or problems

If you are having technical problems, report this directly to the OLS systems administrator (contact details can be found at the OLS-login page).

For other questions, contact the International Office, erasmusutbyte@su.se.

 

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages