Exemption Exams

ENG 101 EXEMPTION EXAM

The exam is designed to assess students’ proficiency in English to a level deemed appropriate to follow English medium undergraduate instruction without the support or the freshman English programme. Students that pass the exemption exam with 70% or above are exempt from the ENG 101 course.

The ENG 101 exemption exam features listening, reading, vocabulary and writing sections.

The listening section is worth 20 points and features a lecture on an academic topic, approximately ten minutes in length and played twice. Students respond to ten multiple choice questions with four options.

The reading section is worth 20 points and contains two short texts, approximately 300-500 words in total. Students answer ten multiple choice questions with four options each.

The vocabulary section is worth 20 points and contains a word formation activity, in which students select the correct word form to complete a paragraph containing five blanks. The section vocabulary task involves five sentence level cloze activities in which students select a correct response from four options.

The writing section is worth 40 points requires students to respond to a short prompt on a subject related to the reading and listening input. The students are supposed to acknowledge the authors when using these sources. The student’s text should be between 150 and 250 words.


ENG 102 EXEMPTION EXAM

The exam is designed to assess students’ proficiency in English to a level deemed appropriate to follow English medium undergraduate instruction without the support of the freshman English programme. Students that pass the exemption exam with 70% or above are exempt from the ENG 102 course.

The ENG 102 exemption exam features listening, reading, vocabulary and writing sections.

The listening section is worth 30 points features a lecture on an academic topic, approximately ten minutes in length and played twice. Students respond to ten multiple choice questions with four options.

The reading section is worth 30 points contains one long text, approximately 750 words in total. Students answer ten multiple choice questions with four options each.

The vocabulary section is worth 10 points contains a word formation activity, in which students select the correct word form to complete a paragraph containing five blanks. The section vocabulary task involves five sentence level cloze activities in which students select a correct response from four options.

The writing section is worth 30 points requires students to respond to a short prompt on a subject related to the reading and listening input. The student’s text should incorporate information from a graphic and be between 150 and 250 words.