Midway tests

The tests are a series of older tests that check your knowledge midway through the course. They give you as a student a grade to indicate your current progress. However, it is important to note that this is not your true course grade. It is a formative grade, meant to aid you in understanding your strengths and areas of improvement. Moreover, it will help you get an understanding of the finals which take place at the end of the course


Knowledge requirements - assessment

Grade E

Students can understand the main content and essential details, and with some certainty, also implied meaning, of English spoken at a relatively rapid pace, and in written English in various genres of an advanced nature. Students show their understanding by in basic terms giving an account of, discussing, commenting, and drawing conclusions on content and details, and with acceptable results act on the basis of the message and instructions in the content.

Students can choose and with some certainty use strategies to search for relevant information, structure it and assess the reliability of different sources.

Students choose texts and spoken language from different media and in a relevant way can use the material selected in their own production and interaction.

In oral and written communications of various genres, students can express themselves in ways that are varied, clear and structured. Students can also express themselves with fluency and some adaptation to purpose, recipient and situation. Students work on and make well grounded improvements to their own communications.

In oral and written interaction in various, and more formal and complex contexts, students can express themselves clearly, relative freely and with fluency, and with adaptation to purpose, recipient and situation. In addition, students can choose and use essentially functional strategies which to some extent solve problems and improve their interaction.

Students discuss in basic terms some features in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used, and can also make simple comparisons with their own experiences and knowledge.


Grade D

Grade D means that the knowledge requirements for grade E and most of C are satisfied.


Grade C

Students can understand the main content and essential details, and with some certainty, also implied meaning, of English spoken at a relatively rapid pace, and in written English in various genres of an advanced nature. Students show their understanding by in a well grounded way giving an account of, discussing, commenting and drawing conclusions on content and details, and also with satisfactory results act on the basis of the message and instructions in the content.

Students can choose and with some certainty use strategies to search for relevant information, structure it and assess the reliability of different sources.

Students choose texts and spoken language from different media and in a relevant and effective way use the selected material in their own production and interaction.

In oral and written communications of various genres, students can express themselves in ways that are varied, balanced, clear and structured. Students can also express themselves with fluency and adaptation to purpose, recipient and situation. Students work on and make well grounded and balanced improvements to their own communications.

In oral and written interaction in various, and more formal and complex contexts, students can express themselves clearly, freely and with fluency, and with adaptation to purpose, recipient and situation. In addition, students can choose and use functional strategies to solve problems and improve their interaction.

Students discuss in detail some features in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used, and can also make well developed comparisons with their own experiences and knowledge.


Grade B

Grade B means that the knowledge requirements for grade C and most of A are satisfied.


Grade A

Students can understand both the whole and details, and also implied meaning of English spoken at a rapid pace, and written English in various genres of an advanced nature. Students show their understanding by giving an account of, discussing, commenting and drawing conclusions on content and details, and with good results act on the basis of the message and instructions in the content.

Students can choose and with certainty use strategies to search for relevant information, structure it and assess the reliability of different sources.

Students choose texts and spoken language from different media and in a relevant, effective and critical way use the selected material in their own production and interaction.

In oral and written communications of various genres, students can express themselves with good precision, in ways that are varied, balanced, clear and well structured. Students can also express themselves with fluency and good adaptation to purpose, recipient and situation. Students work on and make well grounded and balanced improvements to their own communications.

In oral and written interaction in various, and more formal and complex contexts, students can express themselves clearly, freely and with fluency, and with flexible and effective adaptation to purpose, recipient and situation. In addition, students can choose and use well functioning strategies to solve problems and improve their interaction, and take it forward in a constructive way.

Students discuss in detail and in a balanced way some features in different contexts and parts of the world where English is used, and can also make well developed and balanced comparisons with their own experiences and knowledge.