Derby English Language Test

Test your English language skills

As taking English language tests is not always possible at the moment due to the closure of testing centres during the Covid-19 crisis, we have been working hard to implement alternatives to the standard English language tests and are currently accepting TOEFL online and IELTS Indicator.

We are now also delighted additionally to announce the availability of the Derby English Language Test (DELT). This is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. The online test is proctored: in other words it contains software to ensure that candidates are not accessing external help, and therefore replicates a full invigilated exam.

If you have an offer to study at the University, you can access the exam through our online shop. The cost is £60. You can book their time for the reading and writing exam through the online shop. You will then be contacted by the university to book a separate time for the speaking and listening exam. Once you have taken the test, you will be informed of your result within 5 working days.

Computer requirements

It is really important that applicants have a computer that meets at least the requirements below. Without a computer with these specifications, they may not be able to open, complete or submit the test.

Next steps

Once you have checked that yourr computer meets the necessary requirements, you can head to our online shop to book a convenient test date.

Applicants are required to download the TestReach application ahead of the exam. Details will be included in the confirmation email.

DateTimeBooking deadline
7 July 2020 14:30 - 16:30 BST 14:30 BST on 6 July
15 July 2020 14:00 - 16:00 BST 14:00 BST on 14 July
24 July 2020 14:00 - 16:00 BST 14:00 BST on 23 July
28 July 2020 09:30 - 11:30 BST 09:30 BST on 27 July
4 August 2020 09:30 - 11:30 BST 09:30 BST on 3 August

Please note that we have a limited number of places available so applicants may be asked to consider the next available date.

Book a Derby English Language Test

Practice materials

The exams are based on the IELTs format so we recommend looking at the IELTs websites for practice of the various skills and to review tips, especially for the writing which follows the pattern of IELTs Task 2 (for example, how to structure an academic essay). Here are some suggested websites:

IELTS.org Practice and Sample Test Materials

Good Luck IELTS - Your Complete Guide

Contact us

Our international recruitment team can support with any questions you or your students may have about the Derby English Language Test or email us.