Roger Smith, Founding Director of the Network of English Language Enhancement, The Aga Khan University, Republic of Pakistan.

“I first discovered Password testing in 2008 whilst working at Kaplan International Colleges establishing pathway colleges for entry to UK universities. Since then, at the University of Leicester and now The Aga Khan University, I have used the tests in a number of ways, all benefiting from an assessment that offers great value and efficiency, providing accurate and reliable results. Uses include supporting English language assessments for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as to pathway, pre-sessional and distance learning programmes. I have also used Password for benchmarking purposes and to assess rates of progress while studying in an English medium environment. Being able to map the results against the CEFR [Common European Framework of Reference] means you can benchmark the Password scores with an international measure of language proficiency. ELT is a great company to work with – flexible, innovative and with excellent customer support.”


Michael A. Abberton, Subject Leader EAP, NCUK (Northern Consortium of 11 UK Universities), UK

“There is no test that can compete with Password Knowledge for its combination of state-of-the-art question design, security, reliability and simplicity of use, delivered at such a low cost. NCUK has used Password Knowledge as our standard test of entry since 2009, as it has proved to be an extremely reliable indicator of academic language ability and predicted final NCUK EAP grade. We now have the Password Knowledge test in use in more than 30 centres in ten countries across the world, and it continues to be popular amongst teachers and candidates.”


Marian Star, Director of Studies, English Language Centre, University of Tasmania, Australia

The university of Tasmania English Language Centre has been using the Password Test for more than two years now. We have found it to be a reliable indicator of a student’s English language proficiency, aligning well to the structure of the various class levels we operate. The Password Test has served us well.”


Stuart Bannerman, Director UCS International, University Campus Suffolk and former Director of International Academy, University of Essex, UK

“I have been an enthusiastic user of Password testing for many years.  At the University of Essex we used Password Knowledge to screen around 1,200 students each year on arrival.  This enabled us to quickly identify non-native English speaking students who were unexpectedly weak at English and intervene effectively.  At UCS, we use Password Skills in overseas markets as an aid to international student recruitment.  With Password testing the university is firmly in the driving seat and benefits from Password’s ease of use, fast turnaround, security of test, value for money and of course accurate results. ”


Gabriel Roberts, ELTC Director/IFC Programme Director, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), UK

“Since adopting Password testing in 2009, the English Language Training Centre have accurately assessed our students upon arrival. We also use Password to monitor progress and form a part of the final assessment on some of our programmes. It is reliable, versatile and easy to use. The fact that results are made available immediately has been invaluable in assessing and  progressing students to their next areas of study.”


Pamela Humphreys, Deputy Director, Griffith English Language Institute, Griffith University, Australia

“Griffith University has found Password testing to be a very useful and reliable tool for establishing indicative English Language levels.”


Tony Millns, Chief Executive, English UK

“A fast, easy and independent assessment of students’ level of English.”