Oakland Community College

MTELP Testing

What is the MTELP? 

The MTELP, or Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency, is a language certificate measuring a students English ability as a second or foreign language. Its primary purpose is to access a learner's English language ability at an academic or advanced business level.  The test structure is similar to other Michigan Proficiency exams in that it is in a multiple choice format. The MTELP consists of grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension sections.  

How long does the MTELP test last?  

  • The test lasts 90 minutes and there are 100 questions.
  • The grammar, vocabulary and reading (GVR) consists of the following:
    • 40 conversational grammar items
    • 40 vocabulary items
    • 20 reading comprehension items
  • The reading comprehension section contains 4 texts of between 400 and 600 words with 5 multiple choice questions each.

MTELP Sample Questions

Special Instructions:

  • An admissions application must be submitted and processed prior to testing.
  • Driver's license, passport or picture I.D. must be presented 15-30 minutes prior to starting times.
  • An appointment is strongly recommended.  Space for testing is limited to (5) five!  
  • Spaces will be granted on a "First-come, first-served" basis.
  • Arrive 15-30 minutes early. 
  • Testing begins promptly at indicated time. 
  • Tests last approximately 2.5 hours.

Call 248-246-2435/2437 to make appointment

MTELP Schedule
Days Starting Times
Monday  -  Friday 9:00 am   6:00 pm