English Language Proficiency Exams

English language proficiency exams are one way that you can accurately place candidates and employees in your company or institution.  With many employees coming to the workplace with multilingual skills, it is important to ascertain whether or not those same employees have proficiency in English, the most important language in the United States.  While having candidates that can speak other languages is valuable, these languages are far less useful if your teacher or employee cannot also communicate effectively in English.  Whether you are an academic institution seeking to certify language ability for teachers or a corporate institution needing to accurately place candidates for available jobs that require language skills, Language Testing International offers English language proficiency exams to ascertain whether your staff members have the language abilities necessary to succeed.
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ACTFL Language Testing

Language Testing International is the exclusive licensee of exams produced by the foremost authority on foreign language acquisition in the United States – ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Decades of research demonstrate unequivocally that ACTFL’s language tests are second to none. By combining decades of experience with cutting edge technology, ACTFL and LTI’s proficiency tests are demonstrably superior to those of our competitors.

We provide tests that cover the four main areas of language acquisition – reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Our reading tests are able to evaluate the full range of candidates’ abilities, ranging from basic texts to complex, in-depth pieces. Even test-takers who have strong spoken skills in a given language may not have the same level of strength when it comes to reading comprehension. By providing a wide variety of text examples, our test provide a detailed profile of how well a candidate can understand what they are reading.
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Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines Released

ACTFL, the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL), and TESOL International Association, have officially drafted recommendations for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by a state department of education or local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma for these students.

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ACTFL Conducts Key Study on Listening & Reading

ACTFL is currently is undertaking an important study to determine the listening and reading proficiency levels that may be attained after several years of college language study. With the 2012 revision of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the development of ACTFL Listening and Reading Proficiency Tests (LPTs and RPTs) in a number of languages, measurement of listening and reading proficiency levels of U.S. college students has now become possible. Approximately 20 colleges have participated in the study so far, from large state universities, private universities, and colleges to regional universities and colleges. Close to 4,000 tests have been administered in both modalities.
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