TSE examination is designed to evaluate the general oral language
proficiency of non-native speakers of English. It is required
mainly at graduate level and proves beneficial to students
who seek Financial aid in terms of a teaching assistantship.
The test is approximately 20 minutes long.
tests a person's ability to converse in an academic or professional
environment. TSE scores are used by many North American institutions
of higher education to select international teaching assistants.
The scores also are used for selecting and certifying health
professionals, such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physical
therapists, and veterinarians.
requires you to demonstrate your ability to communicate in
English by responding orally on tape under timed conditions
to a variety of printed and recorded information.
On the day
of the test, an interviewer on tape will ask you questions.
The questions will be printed in the test book, and the time
you will have to answer each one is printed in parentheses
after the questions. While most of the questions on the test
may not appear to be directly related to your academic or
professional field, each question is designed to tell the
raters how well you communicate in English.