Michigan English Test (MET) Information at Gallaudet University

General Description

The Michigan English Test (MET) is a general proficiency test for English as a foreign language (EFL) students, assessing English language proficiency in social, educational, and workplace contexts. It assesses the ability to understand written and spoken English.


The purpose of the MET is to measure general proficiency in social, educational, and workplace contexts. It is appropriate for adults and young adults who want to evaluate their level of general English language proficiency in a variety of contexts.


The MET emphasizes the communicative use of English and is designed to measure proficiency in the following basic language skill areas: listening, reading, and language usage (grammar and vocabulary). The MET contains 135 multiple-choice questions in two sections:

Section I: Listening (approximately 45 minutes).
60 questions that assess the ability to understand dialogue and speech in social, educational, and workplace contexts.

Section II: Reading and Grammar (90 minutes).
25 questions testing a variety of grammar structures. 50 questions that assess the ability to understand a variety of written texts in social, educational, and workplace contexts. Vocabulary is assessed within the listening and reading sections.


The MET aims at a range of proficiency levels, from higher beginner to lower advanced. In terms of levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the range of levels is between A2 and C1, with emphasis on the middle levels B1 and B2.

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