IML Optional Assessment

Courses available for assessment

IML offers an optional assessment for all students enrolled in full Level courses (A+B) in order to attain acknowledgement of their language skills and abilities. There is no assessment for other types of courses, such as Survival, Short, 'Level A' or Conversation. Examinations will only be administered on dates and times specified for eligible courses. Examinations are held in a separate session after the last class, on the same weekday as usual classes. IML optional assessment is free of charge.

Please note: there will be no examination sessions in Semester One, 2020. Optional assessment for students currently enrolled in IML Semester One courses will be available in the next examination cycle, most likely in Semester Two (October & December 2020). Further updates will be published on this webpage, please check back later.

Exam registration

As IML course assessment is optional, only the requested number of exam papers will be available on the exam night. Students who wish to be assessed need to register for the exam session set for their course. Details of your exam session will be included in your Registration Confirmation. If you register and are no longer able to sit the exam, IML kindly requests that you notify our office to avoid unnecessary correspondence.

Assessment criteria

Assessment is based on criteria and standards as set out in the IML Criteria and Standards sheet. Listening and Speaking skills are assessed throughout the course, while Reading and Writing skills are assessed in a one-hour paper during an examination session. 


An IML Statement of Attendance is available upon request.

IML does not offer official accreditation of second language skills. If you are interested in having your second language skills accredited, please see Language Proficiency Testing page.