ACTFL Proficiency Tests

As the exclusive licensee of exams designed by the world-renowned American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Language Testing International can satisfy whatever testing requirements you and your organization may have. Covering all facets of language proficiency, our tests will provide you with the most accurate profile of an individual’s linguistic abilities. This will prove invaluable when determining who the right person for a job is, because, as we all know, just because someone considers themselves “fluent” in a language, doesn’t mean that they really are.

Having someone who has scored well in our reading and writing tests means that you can rest assured that this individual is the right candidate to represent you when dealing with other organizations. Whether you need someone to be able to carry on extensive personal correspondence, or produce complex technical manuals in a given language, our rating system will help you to feel confident in your employee’s capabilities.
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Language Testing and Assessment

There are four major categories of language testing and assessment that Language Testing International provides. As the exclusive test producer for ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, LTI has been producing tests that maintain stringent levels of rigor and validity required for over two decades. Any company that offers a second language service must consider using these types of language tests in order to be a competitive employer, as companies typically offer extra incentives for second language skills. As such, you want to be able to ensure that you are getting your money’s worth by employing an individual who can effectively communicate in the second language.

The first element of language testing and assessment is the spoken test. Any company operating in a foreign country wants to make sure that their employees can effectively speak the language without major difficulty as well as being able to be completely understood. A spoken test measures not only how correct the test taker’s word choice is, but also their use of common vernacular, slang, and conversational tone and inflection. Given that they will be the face of your company, you want to be sure that they are the best representatives possible.
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Language Proficiency Exams

Over 20 Years of Experience with Language Proficiency Exams 

Language proficiency exams are generally considered the best way to measure an employee or teaching candidate’s ability to effectively use a language in a professional setting.  Many individuals, both those employed and those seeking employment,  list multi-lingual skills as one of their employment assets. It is difficult to tell from simple conversation, however, if a candidate actually has solid language skills in a given language. If you want to be truly competitive in an increasingly globalized marketplace, you know that you cannot take a chance on candidates with faulty or poor language skills, particularly not when vital communications and reputations are at stake.  Language proficiency exams are a vital way that you can test your employees’ and candidates’ abilities with the assurance that their scores will help you decide who has professional abilities and who does not.
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Language Proficiency Assessments

Valid and Reliable Language Proficiency Assessments

Language proficiency assessments from Language Testing International – whether of reading, speaking, writing or listening – are the pinnacle in language proficiency testing. Our exams focus on language proficiency rather than knowledge, and meet all of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) requirements. As such, our proficiency assessments represent the top of the line in the field of language testing. With over 20 years of experience, over 100 languages tested, and a deep understanding of what constitutes language proficiency, Language Testing International is a leader in the industry today. Language proficiency assessments are not all created equal, and it is important to understand what makes assessments from Language Testing International the most effective and accurate ones that you can get.
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