How is an ISLPR Test run?
A full ISLPR test is a two-part test. The first part runs for one hour and is a one-to-one interview with your tester. During this hour your Speaking, Listening and Reading skills will be tested. The second part is a written exam where you are given two to three tasks that test your Writing skills. You are allowed one hour to complete these tasks. Where applicable, tests are based on your area of study/qualifications. For more information check the Test page or use the ‘contact us’ form for further enquiries.
What is the difference between the ISLPR test and other language testing systems?
|Personalised||Generalised – “one size fits all”|
|One-to-one testing||Mass testing|
|Faster results||Long waiting period for results|
|Feedback on results||No clarification on your marks|
|Based on your interests||Same test regardless of your interests|
How long will it take to get my results?
Results will be ready within 5 working days.
How is my test marked?
Your ISLPR test will be marked by a qualified ISLPR tester. The person who tests you is usually the person who will mark your entire test. All tests are quality assured by the IIAA.
How can I collect my results?
Your results can either be collected from our office or get posted to your chosen address. Results will never be emailed to you or given to you over the phone.
How long til I can re-sit my test, if I need to?
At ISLPR we recommend that you re-sit your test after 4 weeks. This gives you time to practise your English. However, you may choose to sit your test sooner, though you will need to complete the following form: ‘Letter to test in less than a month’.
How can I prepare for my test?
Due to the nature of the test, the ISLPR test itself is not one that you can prepare for by practising a few item types. However, ISLPR Language Services offers a Tutorial service where you can receive guidance on how to improve your general English Speaking, Listening, Reading or Writing skills.
Do you have sample tests?
No. Again, due to the nature of the ISLPR test we do not offer sample tests. We do offer ISLPR tutorials where you can receive guidance on how to improve your general English Speaking, Listening, Reading or Writing skills. Additionally, during your tutorial your tutor can run you through how an ISLPR test is conducted
Do you test Interstate?
We are happy to travel interstate to conduct ISLPR tests provided that there is a sufficient number of candidates.
There are other centres that claim to offer ISLPR tests. You should use them only if they are a centre accredited by the IIAA and offer tests quality assured by the IIAA.
When can I sit a test?
Tests are run during business hours.
Our office is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.
When booking a test we ask that you specify what times you are available and unavailable. We will always do our very best to work with your schedule and pair you with a tester who is available at that time. Due to high demand, we will not reserve a time for your test until payment is received.
Can I cancel/reschedule my appointment at any time?
When booking an appointment all customers are made aware of the conditions on their application forms. Due to high demand you are required to give seven days notice when rescheduling/cancelling a test and two days notice when rescheduling a tutorial.
As our bookings fill up weeks to months in advance we require as much notice as possible for rescheduling and cancellations.