Requirements of English Knowledge

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Knowledge of English

 

Undergraduate studies

All applicants taking the Psychometric Entrance Exam must take the English Placement Exam within the framework of the Psychometric Exam, including those who are exempt from English as a Foreign Language.

 

Candidates not taking the Psychometric or SAT exam who have not proved a certain English level must take the separate English Placement Exam “Amir” – except for those who are exempt from English as a Foreign Language.

 

Each candidate or student of Tel Aviv University may take the "Amir" exam to improve their English level,  even if a certain level of English was attained at a previous psychometric or "Amir" or SAT  exam. There is no limit to the number of times and no minimum waiting period between one "Amir" exam to the next, or between Amir and Psychometric exams.

 

The classification into 5 levels is as follows:

1.      Pre-Basic – (Trom-Besisi): grades 1-84

2.      Basic – (Besisi): grades 85-99

3.      Advanced 1 – (Mitkadmim Aleph): grades 100-119

4.      Advanced 2 – (Mitkadmim Beit): grades 120-133

5.      Exemption- (Ptor): grade 134+

 

 

The applications of those who fail will automatically be rejected. This regulation pertains to all candidates, even those who were accepted earlier. Candidates to most of the departments must reach the Advanced 1 level by the beginning of the first academic year and reach the “exempt” level by the end of the first two or three semesters, according to the requirements of their respective departments.

 

The highest result will be taken into consideration for candidates who take the English Placement Exam (Psychometric or "Amir") more than once.

 

Special Cases

1.      Applicants from countries where English is not taught at a level equivalent to that taught in Israeli high schools may be accepted even with a Pre-Basic level. These candidates must reach the Advanced 1 level by the beginning of their second year and reach the Exemption level by the beginning of the third year. This applies for all departments except for those which indicate otherwise.

2.      Applicants to the Faculty of Law, English an American Studies, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and Communication Disorders should receive a pass grade according to the Faculty's requirement (120 points, or "Advanced 2" level in the English Placement Exam in the Psychometric or at least 220 points in the "Amir" Exam).

3.      Applicants to the Occupational Therapy and  Physical Therapy  departments should achieve an "Advanced 2" level in English before the beginning of the academic year.

4.      Applicants to the Nursing program  should achieve an "Advanced 1" level in English before the beginning of the academic year.

 

 

Graduate studies

All candidates or students of Tel Aviv University must take the "Amir" exam to determine their English level.   There is no limit to the number of times and no minimum waiting period between one "Amir" exam to the next.

  

The classification into 5 levels is as follows:

1.      Pre-Basic – (Trom-Besisi): grades 1-84

2.      Basic – (Besisi): grades 85-99

3.      Advanced 1 – (Mitkadmim Aleph): grades 100-119

4.      Advanced 2 – (Mitkadmim Beit): grades 120-133

5.      Exemption- (Ptor): grade 134+

 

The applications of those who will not take the test until the beginning of the academic year  will automatically be rejected. This regulation pertains to all candidates, even those who were accepted earlier. All candidates must reach the “exempt” level before the beginning of their master studies .

The highest result will be taken into consideration for candidates who take the English Placement Exam ("Amir") more than once.

 

This year exceptionally it will be possible to achieve the required level of English through the Duolingo exam.

The Duolingo exam is an online exam in English which includes the four elements of language: reading comprehension and grammar, writing, hearing and speech. A link to the exam website appears below. At the website you will be able to find the conditions needed for a proper taking of the exam. The cost of the exam is 49$.

 

 Duolingo English Test   

 

Please note: ask to pass the grade of the exam to Tel- Aviv university. The grades are received 48 hours after the exam itself- the update of your English level at the university systems is not automatic. Please inform via e-mail Ms. Ifat Hartshtein from the Language unit after you receive the grade. Her email: ifathart@tauex.tau.ac.il

 

The Validity of the exam is October 2021. After that, this exam will not be recognized by Tel-Aviv University. ‚Äč

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