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Oriental Languages Aptitude Test Packages (OLAT)

The Oriental Languages Aptitude Test is taken by applicants to Oxford applying to Oriental Studies and its joint courses. Most of these courses will use the OLAT to deselect applicants from interview, so strong preparation is critical.

The OLAT tests a student’s ability to analyse how languages work, in a way which doesn't depend on their knowledge of any particular language.

Improve your chances of performing well in the OLAT by practicing these skills.

Tutor marking and feedback:

The student will complete a past paper and we will provide three hours marking and feedback from a specialist Oxford or Cambridge tutor.

£650.00

Online + Tutor support:

The student will complete multiple past papers and we will provide 5 lessons which includes teaching, marking and feedback.

£1,500.00

Online + Extended Tutor Support:

The student will complete multiple past papers and we will provide 5 lessons which includes teaching, marking, feedback and teaching in areas identified as requiring additional support.

Minimum £1,800.00 (teaching charged at £150 per hour).

Other resources you might find helpful are:

  • Oxford student Phoebe Jowett Smith has put together a few pages of detailed advice about the OLAT, what to expect and how to prepare which can be found here.
  • Oxford University have published detailed guidance for students applying to study Oriental Studies, including links to online resources that will help with revising for the OLAT.