• A reliable internet connection
  • Working microphone, webcam, and headset
  • A quiet room where you can work alone
  • A government-issued photo ID

Within 24 hours or 5 business days, depending on the interview option chosen.

The interview lasts about 25 minutes.

2 years.

The nature of acquiring a new language and the natural process of language atrophy require the interview score validity to expire after 2 years.

  • Sunapsis, Terra Dotta
    • E3J1 scores are automatically uploaded to applicant records in Terra Dotta and Sunapsis.

  • Administrator Dashboard
    • Access scores, interview videos, comments and other resources on your dashboard. This is provided as a free resource.

  • Email
    • Administrators receive an email notification with the applicant score report as soon as it becomes available.

Applicants link from Terra Dotta or Sunapsis directly to their interview. Once the interview is completed and scored, score reports are automatically uploaded to the applicant profile and a notification is sent to the administrators.

English verification becomes an automated and seamless process for the international office and sponsoring department.

For an in-depth review of test security, click here.

For a test to be valid, it must be secure. As university customers attest, interview scores consistently reflect exchange visitor English ability once they arrive on campus. Critical elements of interview security include:

  • Real-time free response to open-ended questions, simulating real-to-life conversation

  • Facial recognition software ensuring test-taker identity

  • Remote proctoring and scoring by a certified human rater (1:1 proctor to test-taker ration)

  • Randomized questions from an extensive question bank

  • Innovative test item types used to benchmark ability across all responses

The E3J1 Interview is a targeted evaluation of the applicant’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis and to participate in their program—primarily evaluating speaking and listening proficiency. Our rubric does provide concordance with the Common European Framework for speaking skills and correlation to TOEFL and IELTS. For a comprehensive English assessment with TOEFL and IELTS concordance for speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, please see the English3 Proficiency Test (E3PT).

Human raters score the interview video according to our proprietary rubric, which is aligned to the CEFR and designed specifically for J-1 exchange visitors. Raters have a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in ESL (or equivalent) with rating experience. All English3 raters complete a comprehensive certified.

Contact us to receive a copy of the rubric.

Technical problems rarely happen, but when they do we work to coordinate directly with the applicant to resolve the issue.

Applicants are instructed to contact support@english3.com about any problems.