English Language Education

Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM)

TEAM is used to assess whether international students might benefit from free, non-credit English language courses and materials (ELSIS).

TEAM is also used to determine the suitability of certain courses for Visiting students.

What is the Test of English at Matriculation?

TEAM is a short test of listening comprehension and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. TEAM is not used to decide whether or not you will be accepted onto a programme at the University. That decision is based on the scores you achieved on IELTS (or equivalent), or on the assessments at the end of the ELE Pre-sessional EAP courses.

Do I have to take TEAM?

International students

My most recent English test score is at or below IELTS Overall Band Score 6.5 (or equivalent)

- Yes, I should take TEAM

My most recent English test score is at or above IELTS Overall Band Score 7.0 (or equivalent)

- No, I don't need to take TEAM

I attended our Pre-Sessional course and took the end-of-course assessments

- No, I don't need to take TEAM

Online Distance Learning students

I am an Online Distance Learning student

- No, I don't need to take TEAM

Visiting students 

I am a Visiting student. I don’t have IELTS band scores of 6.5 or above in each module and I wish to take an Honours (3rd and 4th year) course

- Yes, I should take TEAM

I am an Exchange student and I wish to take an Honours course outside of my exchange subject area

- Yes, I should take TEAM

I am a Visiting student and I wish to take an English course (Academic English for Visiting Students) for credit

- Yes, I should take TEAM

What do I need to bring to the TEAM session?

  • A pen
  • You need to know your University of Edinburgh UUN and email address
  • You need to know the email address of your Programme Director/Supervisor
  • You need to know the name of your UoE programme 
  • You need to know the results of your most recent English language test (IELTS or equivalent)

What sort of a test is it?

TEAM tests your listening comprehension and your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. It takes about 50 minutes. No preparation is required. More information can be found here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching/ele-courses/team-test

When and where can I take it?

TEAM sessions generally take place during Welcome Week. No booking is required. 

Late TEAM sessions are usually held on Wednesdays from 13:00-14:00 in Paterson's Land on the University of Edinburgh's Holyrood Campus. You MUST register for a late test by emailing eltcteam@ed.ac.uk prior to the session.

TEAM September 2018
DATE TIME LOCATION
Monday 10 September  16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings

Tuesday 11 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings

Wednesday 12 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings

Thursday 13 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings

Friday 14 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings

 

How do I get my TEAM result?

Your result will be sent by email to your University of Edinburgh address, usually within a week of taking the test. 

How are my TEAM scores used?

You will receive individual advice in your TEAM Results email message. If your scores are low, some in-session English courses will be highlighted as Essential or Strongly Recommended.

If you have any questions regarding TEAM testing please email us

ELE Test of English at Matriculation

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