AAPPL 2.0 Demo

The links below lead to practice versions of AAPPL 2.0. To access practice versions of the AAPPL test, please click here.

The following demos will give you a sense of the AAPPL experience for each communication mode: Interpretive Listening (IL), Interpretive Reading (IR), Interpersonal Listening and Speaking (ILS), and Presentational Writing (PW). This table is an overview of tasks and topics associated with each communication mode.

Practice Test Tasks and Topics by Form and Mode

Form Interpretive Listening Interpretive Reading Interpersonal Listening/Speaking
(a single video chat)
Presentational Writing
A Facts about famous people, classroom jobs, weather Apps related to foods, family, jobs About self, school, time Email about self and lists
B Houses and homes, picture symbols, travel Headlines, candidates, promoting the school About music and books Email about school, friends, interests
Folk music, podcasts Social problems, movies About language study and technology Wiki building about school and community

Note the Following:

  • Before experiencing the AAPPL, run the AAPPL 2.0 System Check on your computer.
  • All components require headphones or speakers.
  • For the ILS component, you will need a microphone.
  • For the PW component, you may need to adjust your keyboard settings.
    • AAPPL will use any language keyboard application your school uses for instruction.
    • For ESL (English), French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, on-screen special character support is provided wherever students will be entering text. No additional set-up is required. Students taking the PW component on a Windows-based computer may also use ALT codes, as described here, if that’s preferable.
    • For Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Thai, language-specific keyboard layouts must be set up. (Similarly, they may be used, as well, for French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, if desired.) Select the operating system for the device being used and follow the directions provided to complete the set-up: Windows 10, Windows 8, Chromebook, MacOS, iOS. For Android tablets, consult your device’s online support to determine how to change keyboard input settings.
  • Your responses will not be stored or recorded in these demo versions of the test.
  • If you quit and restart, you will return to the beginning, unlike the operational assessment where you’ll be taken back to where you left off.
  • Form A contains Novice- and Intermediate-level tasks and Form B contains Intermediate- and Advanced-level tasks.
  • These demonstration versions contain fewer tasks than the operational versions, and the ESL ILS demo sampler version contains tasks at all levels. But they do give a good, overall experience of the test-taking experience.
  • Other languages’ demo content will be added on/around March 1, 2019. Until then, we recommend reviewing the English test to become familiar with the test.

Upon completion of the assessment samples, click here for information about AAPPL Score Reports.

Language Component Form A Form B
English Interpretive Listening IL IL
Interpretive Reading IR IR
Interpersonal Listening and Speaking ILS ILS
Presentational Writing PW PW
Spanish Interpretive Listening IL IL
Interpretive Reading IR IR
Interpersonal Listening and Speaking ILS ILS
Presentational Writing PW PW