School of Foreign Languages

Placement Test (Stage 1)

Placement Test (Stage 1)

The Placement Test, which will take place  12 September 2022, 10:00 AM at MEF University at campus face to face in Maslak, is a paper-based test containing 100 multiple-choice questions. The class in which they will take the exam will be announced to our students under the Announcements title on our website and via their MEF e-mail addresses. On the exam day, students must be present at the assigned exam class for an identity check at 09:30 in the morning. The students have 100 minutes to answer these questions, which cover grammar, vocabulary and general use of English. Based on the results of the placement test students are either eligible to proceed to the second test or are placed in Level 1 or Level 2 of the preparatory program. Students who do not take this initial test are automatically placed in Level 1, and would be unable to enter the faculty directly at that time. Students who have a sufficiently high score on the placement test continue on to take the proficiency test. Score bandings on this test are as follows:
Placement Test Scores
(0 - 100)
    CEFR Level               ELPP Level         
0 – 60  A1 1. Düzey
61 – 80 A2 2. Düzey
81+ High-A2 or above Take VEPT
Below are five examples of the question-types from the Placement Test:
1.   My father doesn’t like _____ basketball.

A  play      B  to  playing      C  playing 

2.   Sally left school _____ 1992.

A  in      B  on      C  at 

3.   ‘________ you been to New York before?’  ‘No, this is the first time.’

A  Had      B  Has      C  Have 

4.   Let’s go to a restaurant. We don’t have ________ to cook for dinner.

A  nothing      B  anything      C  something 

5.   She ________ me if I could teach her Italian.

A  said      B  told      C  asked 

Pre-Level 1 Free Course
Students who score below 45 on the first round Placement Test will be eligible to take a free 15-hour ‘Pre-Level 1’ course which will run five hours per day from September 13 to 15 for three days before the start of Module 1.

The course is free and is designed to help those students with very little or no English, to grasp the basics so that they are ready to cope with Level 1. Students will learn the basic structure of the language as well as the essential vocabulary they need to make sense of what is expected in Level 1.

The course covers the following areas:
Numbers 1-100
Classroom Language
Basic Adjectives
Common Verb Collocations
Question Words
Introducing Yourself
Present Simple
Students who do not take the first round Placement Test cannot join the course, so if you are worried that your English level is low, please take the test so that you have the opportunity to join the course if you need to.
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