Language Proficiency Testing

“We make it easy by eliminating the burden of conducting in-house testing for current and potential employees.”

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LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTING

Language Plus provides fast and accurate language skills assessment and testing for corporate, government, and other organizational clients. We make it easy by eliminating the burden of conducting in-house testing for current and potential employees.
We conduct our language assessments in person. Our high quality evaluation process uses a time-tested diagnostic exam to assess Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Reading, and Writing. We also work with our clients to make sure we test for any specific skills you need. All language skills evaluations are conducted by experienced exam administrators.

With Language Plus, you can schedule a test and receive the official report within 24-48 hours. We provide a clear written evaluation with respect to each language area—Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Reading, and Writing. Where appropriate, we also provide a suggested course of study with realistic outcomes and time frames.

Test results are provided in one of four different standards, whichever best suits our client’s needs:

CEFR—Common European Framework of Reference

The CEFR describes language proficiency at six levels and identifies three “plus” levels. It is designed to provide a comprehensive basis for recognizing language qualifications as well as forming curriculum guidelines. It is used throughout Europe and much of the rest of the world.

ILR—Interagency Language Roundtable

The ILR measures the ability to communicate in a language. It consists of five levels of language proficiency and also identifies five “plus” levels. The ILR is the standard grading scale used by the U.S. Federal Government.

ACTFL—American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines describe language ability in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world contexts. The ACTFL scale uses five major levels and three sub-levels. ACTFL Guidelines are used primarily in U.S. academia.

LPPS—Language Plus Proficiency Scale

Language Plus offers a transparent, easy to understand proficiency scale that identifies five major levels (0 – 4) and four sub-levels to rate Speaking, Writing, and Overall Level. Results for Listening, Grammar, and Reading are reported as percentages (%).

LPPS CEFR ACTFL
0.0
0.5
1.0
Basic
Basic
High Basic
A1 Novice-Low
Novice-Mid
Novice-High
1.5
2.0
Pre-Intermediate I

Pre-Intermediate II

A2 Intermediate-Low

Intermediate-Mid

2.5 Intermediate I B1 Intermediate – High
2.5
3.0
Intermediate II

Advanced I

Advanced II

B2 Advanced-Low

Advanced-Mid

Advanced-High

3.5 Fluent I C1 Advanced-Plus

Superior

4.0 Fluent II C2 Distinguished

 

Please contact us if you need to assess employee language skills, or if you need to have your own skills validated for professional or academic purposes. We work with you to schedule a convenient time for the evaluation. Following the assessment, we provide feedback to ensure you understand the results.