Berlitz Language Testing offers language assessment and language testing services for individuals and organizations, with results provided within two business days. Our language testing services are available in over 40 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, online or over the phone.
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Language testing services
We offer a diverse range of language testing services to provide a solution for any language needs. Our language testing services options include:
Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI) – a language proficiency test that accurately measures oral communicative ability through an online platform. The SOPI is available in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin and can be developed in other languages based on demand.
Get an accurate measurement of speaking skills with our simulated oral proficiency interview. This interactive online language test measures the speaking ability of individuals in your target language. Certified Berlitz raters score it in line with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the world standard for measuring language proficiency.
Organizations, governments, and academic institutions use SOPI to recruit talent, build team skills and create standards for current and future staff. Ratings for individuals taking the simulated oral proficiency interview are based on fluency, grammatical accuracy, linguistic range, and phonological control.
The simulated oral proficiency interview includes:
- An interactive online exam
- Testing in five languages: English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish
- Fast test results available via email within 24 to 48 hours
Writing Skills – a paper-based or online assessment designed to screen large numbers of applicants or employees.
When communicating with colleagues and clients in different languages, writing skills are essential for employees. The Berlitz writing skills test is a 60-minute assessment of an employee’s ability to craft emails, memos, and reports. The language writing skills test results from the collaboration between language experts at Berlitz and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Companies, governments, and global organizations use Berlitz’s writing test for a business to recruit talent, develop teams and create benchmarks for their staff. Ratings are based on task fulfillment – the ability to create and understand written samples and idea organization which assesses an examinee’s ability to organize ideas using examples, rhetorical structures, and transition words.
The writing skills test includes:
- A paper-based or online 60-minute exam
- Results based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) – the international standard for language learning
- Availability in languages including, but not limited to Arabic, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Turkish – with more continually added or removed based on demand
- Access to test results within 24 to 48 hours
Speaking Skills – can be customized to focus on the specific skills your employees need for day-to-day exchanges with colleagues and clients
This 20-minute test measures how fluently your employees speak in everyday life and in the workplace. We offer language-speaking testing in over 40 languages with a Berlitz certified rater, who conducts a guided conversation to assess the examinee’s ability to speak and understand the target language. Results are based on fluency, grammatical accuracy, linguistic range, and phonological control.
It provides results based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international standard for defining an individual’s language ability. The test can be done over the phone with access to results within 24 to 48 hours.
The Berlitz Speaking Skills Test includes:
- Thorough testing by a fluent speaker
- Availability in over 40 languages, with more continually added or removed based on demand
- Access to verbal skills test results within 24 to 48 hours
Listening and Reading Skills – available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, and more.
The Berlitz listening and reading comprehension test measures listening comprehension, reading comprehension, grammatical accuracy, and breadth of vocabulary.
The Berlitz Listening and reading skills test includes:
- Fast availability of scores
- Company reporting
- CEFR – internationally recognized testing standards
Listening and reading skills test instructions are available in the following support languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.
We also offer exam proctoring, which can be done on-premises at your organization or at any Berlitz Learning Center worldwide.
Berlitz uses proven language proficiency test processes and multiple performance indicators to guarantee the consistency and strength of results. Your HR teams can feel confident in assessing and hiring the best candidates for the job. Screen potential employees based on their language abilities and ensure your team can confidently communicate in local and international markets.
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Frequently asked questions
The test results, progress reports and certificates are ready within 24 hours.
Tests are based on all concepts introduced during your studies. They are the reflection of what you have mastered and what you still need to work on before moving to a higher level. All tests cover the four language skills and are scored out of 100.