The writing rating scale
The speaking rating scale
All ECCE posts on this blog
About ECCE on the Hellenic American Union site
Online tests offered by HAU upon registering
A complete test offered by HAU
ECCE Writing Assessment by HAU:
detailed explanation of scoring criteria
Reflections on ECCE for teachers
Grammar test on Exam English
Grammar test on WiZiQ
Format of the ECCE
The ECCE is a test of general language competency in a variety of contexts. The four-component skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking are evaluated through a combination of tasks.
|Section||Time||Description||Number of Items|
|Speaking||15 minutes||Test takers participate in a structured, multistage task with one examiner.||4 stages|
|Listening||30 minutes||Part 1 (multiple choice)|
A short recorded conversation is followed by a question. Answer choices are shown as pictures.
|Part 2 (multiple choice)|
Short talks delivered by single speakers on different topics, followed by 4 to 6 questions each.
|90 minutes||Grammar (multiple choice)|
An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one choice is grammatically correct.
|Vocabulary (multiple choice)|
An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one word has the correct meaning in that context.
|Reading (multiple choice)|
Part 1: A short reading passage is followed by comprehension questions.
Part 2: Two sets of four short texts related to each other by topic are followed by 10 questions each.
|Writing||30 minutes||The test taker reads a short excerpt from a newspaper article and then writes a letter or essay giving an opinion about a situation or issue.||1 task|