language testing

  1. VISIT LTI @ SHRM (APRIL 18-20) BOOTH # 308

    VISIT LTI @ SHRM (APRIL 18-20) BOOTH # 308
    Visit LTI at Booth # 308 in Florida during the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exhibition - 4/18-20. While here, take a spin at our Prize Wheel where you can win gift cards, free tests and much more! Speak with one of Language Testing professionals and learn how we work with the HR community to ensure the best hires. ...
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  2. IMPROVEMENTS TO AAPPL SHORTEN TEST SEGMENTS

    IMPROVEMENTS TO AAPPL SHORTEN TEST SEGMENTS
    Starting April 1, 2016, ACTFL has launched new updates to AAPPL, The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages. The changes shorten test segments by 10 minutes and impacts all three current levels that include: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Due to these improvements, the test segments are now 20 minutes instead of 30 minutes. Each level (Novice, Intermediate, and...
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  3. Superior Social Skills Tied To Bilinguals

    Superior Social Skills Tied To Bilinguals
    It's well-known that being bilingual has  obvious advantages. Some of which are that it allows you to take advantage of new experiences new conversations.  But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits, such as improved executive function — which is critical for problem solving and other mentally...
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  4. World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

    World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
    The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages define the central role of world languages in the learning career of every student. The five goal areas of the Standards establish an inextricable link between communication and culture, which is applied in making connections and comparisons and in using this competence to be part of local and global communities. The World-Readiness Standards...
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  5. ACTFL RECEIVES ACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWO NEW TESTS!

    ACTFL RECEIVES ACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWO NEW TESTS!
    LTI is happy to report that ACTFL has once again received credit recommendations by The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE) for the following: OPI, OPIC, WPT and for the first time, both the Reading and Listening Proficiency Tests (RPT and LPT). “ACTFL is extremely pleased with the renewal of college credit recommendations for ACTFL speaking and...
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  6. CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS

    CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS
    Credu, our parent company, has undergone a re-branding that will change its official corporate name to Multicampus Co., Ltd. effective March 11, 2016. Credu however, will remain as a brand name in the online education division of Multicampus. The name change and re-brand comes over a period of time that saw the acquisitions and partnering of Foreign Language Proficiency Testing...
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  7. The Language Trend in Future Global Markets

    The Language Trend in Future Global Markets
    Research by the Modern Language Association indicates that the number of American students who learned a language other than English decreased by about 100,000 between 2009 and 2013. So what does this mean exactly? For starters, it means the demand for multilingual employees is rising. This trend has made the need for language testing across many markets all the more prevalent...
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  8. Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising

    Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising
    Today's job market is desperate for graduates who speak multiple languages. “Languages are always good for us,” says Julia McDonald, head of talent acquisition for EMEA at Infosys. English is the company’s common language, “but our clients often want people that can speak their local language,” Julia says. Mark Davies, employer relations manager at London’s Imperial College Business School, says...
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  9. The English Dialect: An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success

    The English Dialect:  An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success
    Languages evolve, that's nothing new. However, the English language has its own subset of terminology that native English speakers have adopted and put into use practically on every level - when speaking casually and in business settings. It's becoming increasingly more difficult for people abroad to understand the "real" English. A Spanish student in Denmark remarked to another researcher: “Now it’s...
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  10. How Social Media Affects Your Chances at Getting Hired

    How Social Media Affects Your Chances at Getting Hired
    There's so much to consider when hiring a potential candidate at any company. Reviewing resumes and checking references have always been the norm but when and where does social media come into play? There are some fine lines that both HR professionals and candidates alike need to be mindful of when it comes to social media posts and the conclusions that can be...
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