Learn About Language Testing and Assessment
There are four major categories of language testing and assessment that LTI provides. As the exclusive licensee of ACTFL, we supply tests that ensure the highest validity standard in language testing to both individuals and organizations.
Category #1: The Speaking Test
Any company operating in a foreign country or offering their products and services to language-specific markets wants to make sure that their employees can effectively speak the language and be completely understood. A speaking proficiency test measures how fluently a person speaks when performing real-life communication tasks. Given that they will be the face of your company, you want to be sure that they are the best bilingual representatives possible.
Category #2: The Listening Test
Just as you want your employee to be able to effectively speak in the target language, you will want them to be able to understand what is being said to them. Misunderstanding your clients leads to customer frustration and dissatisfaction, and could prove detrimental to your company’s profits and future in a given community or country.
Category #3: The Reading Test
A reading test is an option if you need your employees to be able to read any kind of written communication. This could be anything from asking them to read incoming correspondence and emails to reading local technical manuals or legal documents. As such, LTI’s reading test measures their ability to read and understand a variety of informational texts, such as short messages, correspondence, and reports.
Category #4: The Writing Test
Writing skills are essential in this digital world. A writing test can be used to certify that employees are not only bilingual but biliterate, able to read and write in the target language.
It is vital that any business or organization knows whether a potential hire has the correct level of fluency for the position they are seeking. With LTI, they can be assured that job candidates have undergone the most rigorous language testing and assessment in the industry.