Linguaskill
Simplify your English language testing
Linguaskill is an online, adaptative, 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. It provides detailed results and clear individual and group reports. Linguaskill can be easily administered and invigilated at your own venue at a time that suits you. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, a microphone and a set of headphones.
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Linguaskill for business and education

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.

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.


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.

for business

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:

Test format

Reading & Listening
60-80 min. approx.

Writing
45 min.

Speaking
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)

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.


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.


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.



Exams Owl is our support site for candidates, schools and teachers. The site provides comprehensive information on the exam structure and content as well as support to help you or your students prepare for their exam:

- Formato del examen - Videos de preparación
- Requisitos técnicos
- Normativa para candidatos
- Consejos para el día del examen - Exámenes de práctica




YOU WILL FIND ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED ABOUT THE LINGUASKILL EXAM RESULTS IN OUR PORTAL:
Official support site of Exams Catalunya,Exams Madrid and Exams Balears for Preparation Centres, Teachers and Candidates

In our portal Exams Owl you will find all the information
you need about the Linguaskill results.

- Exam results - Results report
- Checking and verifying your results







Exams Owl is our support site for candidates, schools and teachers. The site provides comprehensive information on the Linguaskill exam structure and content as well as support to help you or your students prepare for their exam:



- Sample tests - Preparation videos
- Candidate information
- Preparation resources
- Exam day tips - Practice tests






Are you a private candidate?
It’s easy to register for Linguaskill
in just three steps:
Step 1 - Find an exam date

Use our online search to find a Linguaskill exam date.

Step 2 - Complete the registration form

You can complete the exam registration form online or come to our offices to register for an exam.

Step 3 - Make payment

Payment for the exam must be made before the registration deadline.
If you register after the deadline a late fee of 40 Euros will be applied.

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 Catalunya will not be responsible for these charges. You must send us the payment receipt by email to registrations@exams-catalunya.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.

    C/ Freixa, 5-9
    08021 Barcelona
    Tel: 934 111 333
    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.: 934 111 333. You should also check that our email has not been sent to your junk/spam mail folder.


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