Holmes Language Assessment (HLA) assesses the English language proficiency of candidates applying to university in the United Kingdom, Australia and around the world. HLA has been designed specifically for use in the context of university applications and so corresponds to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels B2 to C1.
Test takers are assessed across the four skills areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. A specific CEFR grade is given for each of these skills, in addition to an overall CEFR grade. The assessment aids institutions in their assessment of a candidate’s ability to undertake courses requiring entry levels of IELTS 5.5 – 6.5 (CEFR B2 – C1).
|HLA Grading Equivalency Table|
|A1-B1+||Fail||5.0 or lower|
HLA Assessment Form Sample