Oral & Written Language Proficiency Testing


Whether the candidate needs to take the spoken test, written test, or both, is up to the institution for which he or she is testing. TLC only administers the tests. TLC cannot guarantee which test or grades will be required by the tester’s school. Please confirm these details before scheduling tests.

Typically, it takes 4-5 days to schedule the test, so the dates should be requested a week or more in advance. TLC will then submit those times and days and wait for the testing institute to respond. As soon as they have let us know when the test has been scheduled, we will then let you know when you can come in for the test.

The fee is payable by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check or cash on the day of the test. We encourage candidates to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the test time and bring a photo ID. If he or she is late for a test (even 5 minutes), he will be charged a “no-show” fee of $60.

No cancellations are permitted within 24 business hours before the test. If you require a test to be scheduled within 48 hours of the test time, then you are not able to cancel without paying a “no-show” fee of $60.

**Due to concerns regarding the spread of Covid-19, online proctoring via Zoom is available.**

*Please schedule a test 5-10 days out from today’s date. *

 The fee is payable by Visa, MasterCard or Discover To pay for the test, please follow this link.

  1.  Click on the “book now” blue button in the middle of the page.
  2. Click “online via zoom” (the test will be telephonic while proctored via zoom)
  3. Click “Oral and Written Proficiency Testing”
  4. Then in the Alta box, click “Select”
  5. Select the time and date
  6. Follow prompts for signing up as a new client, which will also prompt you to pay.

Having trouble scheduling a test? Contact us at world.languagecenter@tennessee.edu.