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Language proficiency exam

Berlitz language testing offers language proficiency 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.

Berlitz uses proven language proficiency test processes and multiple performance indicators to guarantee the consistency and strength of results, meaning that your HR teams can feel confident in assessing and hiring the best candidates for the job.

Language testing services

We offer a diverse range of language testing services to provide a solution for any language needs. Our language proficiency testing 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. It is scored by certified Berlitz raters 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 that is designed for screening large numbers of applicants or employee.

Writing skills are essential for employees when they communicate with colleagues and clients in different languages. 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 is the result of collaboration between language experts at Berlitz and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Companies, governments and organizations across the globe use Berlitz’ writing test for 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.


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