Linguaskill is an online, multi-level test designed to help organisations assess groups of candidates.
It offers a complete picture of your candidates' English abilities, with fast and accurate testing of all four language skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
|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.|
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.
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, 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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|for education institutions|
Testing the English language levels of students is an important activity for higher education institutions and pathway providers, whether for admissions, course placement, progress measurement or graduation.
Linguaskill helps institutions test candidates easily and reliably, and provides them with fast results. Results are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for describing language ability.
|Reasons to choose Linguaskill for education:|
|Fast and accurate results you can trust|
Results are generated within 48 hours, with instant results for the Reading and Listening module. Linguaskill has been extensively researched and trialled by speakers of over 40 languages from 50 countries to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the results.
Easy to administer|
The online test can be easily administered and invigilated at your own venue, at a time that suits you. All you need is a computer, internet connection, a microphone and headphones. You can test the English level of individuals or groups of candidates, with clear reports to compare performance.
A flexible and adaptable test for all|
The test is modular, so you can choose which combination of language skills is right for your institution. The test can be used to test candidates with varying language abilities, making it convenient to use within the whole institution.
| If your employees need to work with colleagues or customers around the world in English, it is important that you are able to measure and support their communication skills.|
Two test options are available, Linguaskill General and Linguaskill Business, depending on whether the job role requires everyday English or English used in a business and corporate setting. Results are fast and accurate, and aligned to international standards.
|Reasons to choose Linguaskill for business:|
|Accurate results you can trust|
Linguaskill has been extensively researched and trialled by speakers of over 40 languages from 50 countries to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the results.
Fast results, in-depth reporting|
Results are generated within 48 hours, with instant results for the Reading and Listening module. Clear individual Test Reports and Group Reports are provided for easy comparison of performance, and the results are aligned to international standard measures to allow you to make informed decisions.
Reliable and easy to administer|
The online test can be easily administered and invigilated at your own venue, at a time that suits you. All you need is a computer, internet connection, a microphone and headphones. You can test the English level of individuals or groups of candidates.
Linguaskill test format
Linguaskill is a flexible, modular assessment, which tests:
|Reading & Listening |
60-80 min. approx.
15 min. aprox.
Administer the test onsite using just a computer, internet connection, a
microphone and a set of headphones. No specialist software or equipment
is needed (check technical requirements
Linguaskill has three parts:
|Reading and listening: 60-85 minutes (7 parts)|
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
|Writing: 45 minutes (2 parts)|
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.
|Speaking: 15 minutes (5 parts)|
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.
Exams Owl is our support site for candidates, schools and teachers. The
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content as well as support
to help you or your students prepare for their exam:
- Exam format - Preparation videos
- Technical requirements - Regulations for candidates
- Exam day tips - Sample tests