Requirements of English Knowledge

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+

 

Examinees in the "Amir" exam should subtract 100 from their score in order to determine their level according to the above scale.

 

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+

 

Examinees in the "Amir" exam should subtract 100 from their score in order to determine their level according to the above scale.

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 by the end of the first year of their master studies and  according to the requirements of their respective departments.

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

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