Spotlight Starter

A fully online and asynchronous Oxford International Digital Institute test to give a reflection of your English language level in 90 minutes.

Why Spotlight Starter?

The Oxford International Digital Institute Spotlight is a fully online English language level exam that accurately reflects a student’s language abilities in just 90 minutes. Developed and delivered by Oxford International Digital Institute, thousands of test takers get certified annually.

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The OIDI Spotlight is conducted fully online which means you can take the test from anywhere

Instant results

Get OIDI Spotlight results immediately after the completion of your test


For just £X, you can get a instant reflection of your English language proficiency


Schedule your OIDI Spotlight at a day and time that works for you

How does the Spotlight work?

The OI Digital Institute Spotlight assesses your English level on a 10-point scale. You are tested across four skill areas; grammar & vocabulary, reading and listening and issued a CEFR score from A1 to B2.

You work through six specifically designed sections, known as Tracks, with each track either becoming easier, maintaining level, or increasing in difficulty depending on your performance in the previous track. Your level is determined during tracks 1-3 with tracks 4-6 confirming their specific English language ability. The user is then issued with a CEFR score based on their overall performance.

Test security

The Spotlight test is conducted through a Secure Exam Browser (SEB*), an internet browser plugin that is a mandatory installation before their test. Through the SEB you can not:

Access other web-based applications

Reload or switch between web pages

Use shortcuts or hotkeys including being able to switch use

Capture screenshots

Implement the clipboard (copy/paste feature is disabled)

Implement spell checking or 3rd party grammar software

Activate multiple screen extensions

The SEB is used in conjunction with standard proctoring features including video environment capture. Highly trained human proctors, with examining expertise view and report on any events that are captured through the SEB. Candidates will be contacted directly depending on the outcome.

Technology requirements

Candidates taking the OIDI Spotlight must do so using a PC or laptop with installed internet browser.

Recommended internet browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari with a minimum internet speed
requirement of 1.5Mbps download speed. Minimum hardware requirements include:

• Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.2 GHz or higher)
• RAM: 4.0 GB
• Hard drive: 120 GB
• Operating System: Windows Vista/7/8/10/11, MAC 10.7 or higher
• Webcam 1.3 megapixels or higher (640×480 minimum resolution)
• Audio: Speakers or headphones

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions

Spotlight is a fully online asynchronous test to get a reflection of your English language ability. It cannot be used as a part of your university application. ELLT is suitable for your foreign university application.

Spotlight is a fully online asynchronous test to get a reflection of your English language ability. It cannot be used as a part of your university application. ELLT Global, on the other hand, is delivered offline in our authorized test centers and is suitable for your foreign university application.

You will be able to access your results and certificate via the test portal portal. (Coming soon)

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If you can’t find answer to your question in FAQs, please feel free to Contact Us. We respond to most queries within 24 hours.


Our English language tests are trusted by students, agents and partners all over the world. Here’s what they have to say

I love the simplicity of the ELLT. It's so easy to get started and you can receive your results within a few days. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs is planning to study abroad
Sukriti A.
It's just an amazing platform to learn and to grow your career. Their support and teaching excellence are remarkable. very good wishes to OI DIGITAL INSTITUTE.
Hussain W.
Fast and efficient academic services, 10/10 would recommend. 👌
Kai B.
We started recommending ELLT to our students last year and I am very happy to share that our students love it because it's very convenient and affordable. Keep up the good work, OIDI.
Ishaad A.
One of my friend took the ELLT test last week and was able to use that to apply to her Uni. Very easy and quick, defo recommend it 😁
Scott S.
Very responsive and professional in service Wonderful experience !!
Trần N.
As the academic lead, I can say it was an absolute pleasure to work with such a professional and committed group of people – they believe in student-centred and educationally led solutions.
Prof. John F.
Partner - Coventry
The ELLT Student platform is super easy to use and very secure. Not only that, the support I received from the team when I had an issue was remarkably effecient, it was solved almost instantly! Really recommend taking the ELLT test if you are looking for a test to prove your English proficiency level.
Jin J.
We recommend OIDI ELLT to our students when they apply for one of their partner universities. The ease of use, and cost are the biggest differentiators for us. Their team is also very quick to provide support.
Suresh K.
ELLT is a very good test because it's convenient for the students, the results are fast, and almost always our students come back to us with positive feedback about their test. Highly recommended.
Waseem A.
I finished my ELLT yesterday and I was so happy with their support team. I was facing some technical challenges and their team fixed my issues within hours after I reached out to them.
Shahad A.
Outstanding experience! I took my ELLT this week and I was happily surprised how quick and efficient the entire process was. From test booking to receiving my result, it took me less than a 4 days to finish it and send the results to my university. Thank you ELLT! ❤️
Ruksana B.

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