Linguaskill with online proctoring
COVID-19
The current health crisis has had a significant impact on our daily activities, including training and education. Many students of English have seen their study plans altered and sometimes even discontinued and important projects like official certification for study or work purposes have had to be postponed. Linguaskill with online proctoring provides an immediate solution for those who need to certify a B1, B2 or C1 level of the CEFR quickly and securely.
The test provides an appropriate option for those who need to prove their level of English in order to graduate from university, apply for a grant or scholarship, begin a post graduate course or take a civil service exam. Candidates can take the test at home, on the date of their choice and with the guarantee of Cambridge English. The test results are a secure, reliable indicator of language ability and Linguaskill is officially recognised by ACLES (Asociación de Centros de Lenguas en la Enseñanza Superior) and CRUE (Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas)
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Linguaskill with online proctoring, the evaluative English test with fast and accurate results
Linguaskill
is an online multi level evaluative test created to assess the level of English of individuals and groups of candidates. New technology has enabled us to provide secure on demand tests that provide candidates with reliable, accurate results.

  • Why Linguaskill?
  • Format
  • Results
  • Preparation
  • Registration
Linguaskill with online proctoring for individual candidates
A Linguaskill test can be useful for candidates in a number of ways
  • As an indicator of language ability in a CV.
  • To confirm the assessment of a standard certificate (e.g. First Certificate in English) which may have been obtained sometime in the past.
  • As a orientation or recommendation to an individual as to which standard exam he or she should prepare for.
Achievement exams vs. Evaluative tests

Achievement exams

Evaluative tests
Customer needs (insights)
Improve my English level - I want to learn English
Exam dates – regular sessions
Communication (confidence) & life skills
I need to certify my level of English
Thinking ahead to future employment and study
C1 / C2 (I take my learning seriously)
I don´t mind investing money in my English learning
Quick results
Test dates – when it suits me
I just need to prove my level of English
B1 / B2 (graduation exit exam)
Don’t want to spend too much money
Product values
High security both in invigilation and results processing
Recognised worldwide
Value for money - High-value certificate
Latest technology with the same quality as always (results in 48 hours)
Test dates - flexible
High security in results processing
Affordable
Main goal
Higher impact on learning
Individual certificates awarded by Cambridge
Work / study abroad
Certificate of proficiency
No pass / fail - entry / exit test (lower impact on learning)
Detailed individual and group test report available
Graduation
Individual test report showing language level (Certificate not needed)
Value proposition
Cambridge English Qualifications are recognised by over 20,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. They can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase your choices for study or work.
Linguaskill provides a quick and efficient way to assess language levels on admission, monitor progression and check language requirements for graduation.
Linguaskill, a multi-level adaptative test

The Linguaskill Reading and Listening module is adaptive: questions become easier or more difficult depending on an individual’s previous answer. As a result, every candidate receives a unique version of the test tailored to their ability level. This means that the test is suitable for all abilities and offers a personalised experience.

How adaptative testing works in Linguaskill
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Linguaskill for business and education

Higher Education Institutions: Linguaskill provides an efficient way to assess language levels on admission, monitor progression and check your students meet language requirements for graduation.
Admissions
Assess students’ language levels on admission.
Graduation
Check your students meet exit requirements.


Employers: You can use Linguaskill in recruitment to ensure applicants have the right language skills for a role, or to measure the effectiveness of staff language training.

Recruitment
Hire employees with the right English skills.

Progression
Measure improvement in language ability over time.
The science behind the test
Linguaskill has been developed by our dedicated team of experts. It has been trialled by speakers of over 40 languages from 50 countries to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the results.

It combines the latest technology with the reliability and quality you expect from Cambridge Assessment English.

          

Linguaskill test format

The online proctoring option means that you can take the test on the date of your choice (Linguaskill is an on demand exam) and in the place that best suits your needs, which may be at home or at work. You don't need specialised equipment, just a computer, a good Internet connection, headphones and have the online proctoring software installed.
IMPORTANT: Tablets and mobile phones are not acceptable and will not run the test.

Linguaskill is a flexible, modular assessment, which tests:

Test format

Reading & Listening
60-80 min. approx

Writing
45 min.

Speaking
15 min. approx

Each module is independent and, depending on your needs, you can choose to take specific modules or the complete test.
  • Option 1: Full test (Reading & Listening, Writing and Speaking)
  • Option 2: Independent modules (you can combine one or more modules).
Linguaskill has four parts:


Reading and listening: 60-85 minutes (7 parts)

The Reading and Listening module is adaptive, so there is not a fixed number of questions. Each question the candidate answers helps the computer to understand their level better. The test finishes when the candidate has answered enough questions for Linguaskill to identify their level accurately. Results for the Reading and Listening module are provided immediately.

Number of parts:
7
Number of questions:Variable
Extension of the texts:Variable
Types of questions – Reading tasks:

  • Read and select
    Candidates read a notice, diagram, label, memo or letter containing a short text and choose the sentence or phrase that most closely matches the meaning of the text. There are three possible answers.
  • Gapped sentences
    Candidates read a sentence with a missing word (gap) and choose the correct word to fill the gap. There are four choices for each gap.
  • Multiple-choice gap-fill
    Candidates choose the right word or phrase to fill the gaps in a text. There are four choices for each gap.
  • Open gap-fill
    Candidates read a short text in which there are some missing words (gaps) and write in the missing word in each gap.
  • Extended reading
    Candidates read a longer text and answer a series of multiple-choice questions. The questions are in the same order as the information in the text.
Types of questions – Listening tasks:

  • Listen and select
    Candidates listen to a short audio recording and answer a multiple-choice question with three options.
  • Extended listening
    Candidates listen to a longer recording and answer a series of multiple-choice questions based on it. The questions are in the same order as the information they hear in the recording.



Writing: 45 minutes (2 parts)

The Writing module asks candidates to input answers using a computer keyboard. Answers are marked automatically by the computer. Results will be available within 12 hours.

Format:
Candidates record their answers
Example topics:future plans free time and hobbies, using and learning English, family and friends, travel and holidays, places and sights studying and working, shopping, sport, music, home life, technology

Part 1
Email:

The candidate will will be asked to write a minimum of 50 words.

Marks: One half of the final Writing result.

Types of questions:
Candidates read a short prompt, usually an email. They use the information in the prompt and the three bullet points to write an email of at least 50 words. Candidates should spend about 15 minutes on this.
Part 2
Long text:
The candidate will be asked to write a minimum of 180 words.

Marks: One half of the final Writing result.

Types of questions:
Candidates read a short text outlining a scenario and respond using the information in the scenario and the three bullet points. Candidates will write a letter or a report of at least 180 words. Candidates should spend about 30 minutes on this.




Speaking: 15 minutes (5 parts)

The Speaking module is taken using a computer with a microphone and headphones. Questions are presented to the candidate through the computer screen and headphones, and their responses are recorded and assessed by examiners. Results will be available within 48 hours.
Part 1
Interview:

The candidate answers eight questions about themselves (the first two questions are not marked).
Questions:
Marks in part 1:
8
20% of the marks.
Part 2
Reading aloud:
The candidate reads eight sentences aloud.
Questions:
Marks in part 2:
8
20% of the marks.
Part 3
Long turn 1:
The candidate is given a topic to talk about for one minute. 40 seconds are allowed for preparation.
Questions:
Marks in part 3:

1
20% of the marks.
Part 4
Long turn 2:
The candidate is given one or more graphics (such as a diagram or information sheet) to talk about for one minute. One minute is allowed for preparation.
Questions:
Marks in part 4:

1
20% of the marks.
Part 5
Communication activity:
The candidate gives their opinions in the form of short responses to five questions related to one topic. One minute is allowed for preparation.
Questions:
Marks in part 5:

5
20% of the marks.ccccc



Linguaskill results

Results for Linguaskill are provided instantly for Reading and Listening, and within 48 hours for all skills. With a computer-generated Test Report Form, there is no waiting for printed certificates or other documents.


Linguaskill assesses English language ability from below A1 to C1 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Test results also show Cambridge English Scale scores.You'll see a Cambridge English Scale score and CEFR Level for each skill tested so you can see where test takers have performed well, and where they can improve.

If more than one skill is tested, you'll see an overall average result.
Along with the candidates' results, each Test Report Form includes a short description of what a typical candidate can do at the relevant CEFR level.

The Cambridge English Scale is a range of scores used for reporting the results of Cambridge English exams. It allows you to quickly understand what your candidates' level of English is.

The CEFR is the international benchmark for describing language ability. This means you can compare Linguaskill results to international standards.

Linguaskill
score
CEFR
level
180+
C1 or above
160 - 179
B2
140 - 159
B1
120 - 139
A2
100 - 119
A1
82 - 99
Below A1


Easy-to-understand report format

You can produce reports for individuals or groups, depending on your needs. You can also produce a breakdown of scores by group and level, allowing easy comparison of ability across your whole organisation.

Linguaskill results report format


Linguaskill results are presented in a clear and easy-to-understand Test Report Form.

The form will show you:
  • your Cambridge English Scale score for each skill tested
  • an overall Cambridge English Scale score, which is an average of the individual scores
  • your CEFR level for each skill tested
  • an overall CEFR score
  • an explanation of what each score means in terms of English language ability.

Download a sample individual Test Report Form...

Linguaskill Results Service
Linguaskill Results Service allows an institute or an employer to validate the authenticity of the Linguaskill Test Report Form (TRF). By filling in details from the TRF, you can verify if the TRF report is valid or invalid.

How to access the Linguaskill Results Service
Go to the Linguaskill Results Service portal and click on Verify a result or Sign in. You will then be prompted to register an account or login if you have already registered.
Once you have registered you can then login using your email address and password.


Fast results

Results you can trust

In-deph reporting




Linguaskill preparation resources
Free online sample tests

Use these online sample tests to familiarise yourself with the types of questions used on Linguaskill.

Linguaskill GeneralLinguaskill Business
Free online practice tests
Reading & Listening Elementary test 1
Reading & Listening Elementary test 2
Reading & Listening Elementary test
Reading & Listening Intermediate test 1
Reading & Listening Intermediate test 2
Reading & Listening Intermediate test
Reading & Listening Advanced test 1
Reading & Listening Advanced test 2
Reading & Listening Advanced test
Free online sample tests
Reading & Listening test
Reading & Listening test
Writing test
Writing test
Speaking test
Speaking test



Note: The Reading and Listening sample test is not adaptive and is shorter that a real test. Sample tests do not provide a result or save your answers.
The Speaking sample test requires a headphone set and microphone.
Official Cambridge English preparation materials


Cambridge English Empower is a general course that covers all levels of the CEFR. You can choose a course to suit your needs, from A1-C1.

Buy online the Cambridge English Empower book...

 
Linguaskill informative documents

Download the Linguaskill listening and reading trial report...
Download the Linguaskill writing trial report...
Download the Linguaskill Computer adaptative testing of listening and reading report...
Download the Linguaskill brochure ...



How to register for Linguaskill online proctoring
Step 1 - Select your test date

Linguaskill with online proctoring is an on demand exam and you can choose to take the test on the date that best suits your needs.
Step 2 - Complete the online registration form

Once you have decided on a date and approximate time please register via our online form. You will receive a confirmation email and we will contact you by email with further information.
Step 3 - Payment
You must pay no less than 48 hours before your test date, 72 hours over the weekend. We will not be able to process any tests where payment is not received within these deadlines.




You can choose to pay for your exam via the following payment methods:

  1. By credit/debit card




  2. By bank transfer to any of the following accounts:
    Banco Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    Account number: 0049 4754 89 2516056032
    IBAN: ES9400494754892516056032
    Banco Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    Account number: 0081 0053 54 0001180228
    IBAN: ES7300810053540001180228
    IMPORTANT: If you pay for your exam by bank transfer you should clearly state the name and surname/s of the candidate and the level and date of the exam session. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges or interest. Exams Madrid will not be responsible for these charges. You must send us the payment receipt by email to registrations@exams-madrid.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place on the exam will not be confirmed until we receive a payment receipt for the exam fee.

  3. At our offices:
    Registration and payment for exams may also be made at our offices. If candidates choose this option payment should be made on registering. Payment may be made in cash, by bank transfer or credit/debit card.

    Calle de Asura, 40
    2ª planta
    28043 Madrid
    Tel: 911 041 761
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

    The candidate may register directly or send someone to register in his/her name.
IMPORTANT: After we receive the exam registration form a confirmation of receipt will be sent to the candidate. Once the exam fees have been settled the candidate will receive confirmation that he/she is registered to take the exam.
If you do not receive confirmation of your exam registration within 3 working days please phone us on tel.: 911 041 761. You should also check that our email has not been sent to your junk/spam mail folder.


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