The AI-Powered English Language Test for Higher Education & Corporate Sectors

4:29:32 PM | 8/17/2021

Cambridge Assessment English, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge has partnered with Cambridge University Press to introduce Linguaskill. Globally recognised as an accurate English language test, Linguaskill acts as an effective tool to help employers across Asia ensure that their teams have the language skills required to compete on an international level.

Francesca Woodward, Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment English, said: “Linguaskill helps employers recruit people with the right language skills – not just a passive knowledge of English, but the ability to communicate effectively. As such, Linguaskill was developed to simplify the process of determining the language skills of job applicants, audit the language skills of existing staff to plan and evaluate training.”

Linguaskill is produced by Cambridge Assessment English, which develops the world’s leading examinations for language learners and teachers, including the Cambridge English Qualifications and IELTS. It covers the four key language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing using advanced artificial intelligence to deliver an accurate assessment of language skills in as little as 48 hours. Results are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the global standard for describing language ability.

In response to a huge demand for English skills for both the educational and workplaces around the world, Cambridge Assessment English has developed Linguaskill Test. This high-tech, computer-based exam, which comes in 2 versions (Linguaskill General and Linguaskill Business), is the innovative English assessment solution that education institutions and employers are looking for.

Why so?

  • It's accurate: Linguaskill is backed by Cambridge research and was trialled by speakers of over 40 languages from 50 countries to ensure reliability.
  • It's adaptive: The test is individually tailored to each candidate's ability level, making for a personalized experience.
  • It's convenient: Linguaskill can be administered anywhere, at anytime in a standard test environment and under standard invigilation.
  • Its results are fast and internationally recognized: You'll receive your results within 48 hours of taking the test, with instant results for Listening and Reading. The results are internationally recognized, as they are aligned to CEFR.

"Our exams have helped more than 55 million people worldwide to learn English and prove their skills to the world, and our unique experience and expertise puts Cambridge in a prime position to help bridge the communications gap in the Asia Pacific region. As Asia continues to internationalise, stronger English language skills will help businesses unlock opportunities and compete on the global stage. Linguaskill will help organisations to recruit the right people and shape more effective training programmes,” added Francesca Woodward.

Linguaskill is easy to administer for individuals or groups of candidates, because it is one test for people of all levels, from basic to advanced. The multi-level online test also simplifies testing by allowing organisations to operate and invigilate at their own venue. Within 48 hours, administrators of the test can access a comprehensive, in-depth report. The speediness of the reports allows organisations to make informed decisions on recruiting candidates with the right language skills and helping individuals improve their language proficiency over time.

Companies are already integrating Linguaskill as a core aspect of their in-house training programme. A number of banking groups have worked closely with Cambridge Assessment English to set internal English standards across various jobs levels, and Linguaskill is used to screen new candidates, as well as a tool for competency levels assessment, as a standard for internal promotion. It has been a huge motivator for staff to attend language training programmes. 

B.H (Vietnam Business Forum)