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

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.

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 LTB, JCMB

Tuesday 11 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings LTB, JCMB

Wednesday 12 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings LTB, JCMB

Thursday 13 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings LTB, JCMB

Friday 14 September 16.00 - 17.00

Central Area Appleton Tower LT1

King's Buildings, LTB, JCMB

 

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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