What is the CLUC-EMI?

The teaching and research staff certificate of proficiency for teaching in English (CLUC-EMI) includes a written test and an oral exam and aims principally to assess whether the examinee has the necessary language skills to teach English. The language skills assessed are, in some cases, in the level B2 band of the CEFR, and in others level C1.

Check out the information concerning the test, the evaluation criteria and samples of written and oral tasks


This call addresses academic staff who wish to accredit their language skills for teaching in English at university level.

When will the exam be?

Written test (90 minutes): Friday, January 21 at 1.00 pm

Oral exam (30 minutes, individual: 15 minutes’ preparation time and a 15-minute exam): Between January 17 and January 28, at different times. Once the registration process is completed, the date and time of the oral part will be specified.

How and when can I register for the test?

Registration dates: From December 9, 2021, to January 10, 2022

Registration procedure: you must fill out the registration form

Places: 40 maximum per university (a minimum of 5 registrations is required for the call).

Price: €75

Publication of results: February 18 

Test re-assessment: February 21-25


If I cannot attend this exam sitting, can I do so at a later date? 

The next CLUC-EMI sitting is scheduled for June/July 2022. 

  • Written test: Friday, July 1 at 1.00 pm
  • Oral exam: From June 27 to July 8, 2022
  • Registration: From May 30 to June 17, 2022