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General

About the MET

The Michigan English Test (MET) is an examination for test takers who want to evaluate their general English language proficiency in social, educational, and workplace contexts. Listening recordings and reading passages reflect everyday, authentic interaction in an American-English linguistic environment. An MET Speaking Test and an MET Writing Test are also available.

The MET:

  • emphasizes the communicative use of English
  • is designed to measure proficiency in the basic language skill areas of listening, reading, and language usage (grammar and vocabulary)
  • is offered monthly at test centers around the world

The exact cut scores between adjacent CEFR levels, based on research conducted by CaMLA, are available in Interpreting Scaled Scores in Relation to the Common European Framework Levels (PDF). Selected CEFR performance descriptors illustrate what test takers should be able to do at each level.

Who takes the MET?

The MET is intended for adults and adolescents at or above a secondary level of education who want to measure their general English language proficiency in a variety of linguistic contexts. It can be used for educational purposes, such as when finishing an English language course, or for employment purposes, such as applying for a job or pursuing a promotion that requires an English language qualification. The MET is not an admissions test for students applying to universities and colleges in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom (see the MELAB).