TIE - Test of Interactive English is a modern, innovative and friendly ESOL qualification available internationally.


TIE has been designed for candidates who are non-native speakers of the English language and its aim is to enable candidates to develop their Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing skills across all CEFR Levels, A1 to C2, assisting them to prepare for higher education or professional employment.


TIE qualifications are regulated by OFQUAL in England and are part of RQF.

TIE Format


TIE is an integrated fours skills test of language ability available in two forms, A1-B1 and B2-C2.


The test and qualification design takes a unique approach to language testing in which Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing skills are considered to be inter-linked and reliant on each other, where receptive language skills support and underlie productive skills – much as they tend to do in real life!


Therefore, the qualifications each consist of two units in Speaking and Writing at each level, within which Reading and Listening skills are embedded. The Spoken and Written tests incorporate tasks which candidates can prepare for, choosing topics and texts in which they have a personal interest.


TIE is an ideal alternative to a traditional four-skills language test.



A1 - B1 Levels

Information on Examination Preparation, Examination Format and Examination Task Details

B2 - C2 Levels

Information on Examination Preparation, Examination Format and Examination Task Details

Qualification Specifications