Language skills

(8) tests available

FLT

General language skills: reading, listening, vocabulary and grammar (adaptive)

  • 38 minutes
  • NL / FR / EN / DE
  • main measurement ≥ 0.9
  • 116200
  • 1 main measurement, 4 sub measurements

The Foreign Langue Test evaluates reading comprehension, listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary in English, Spanish, German, Dutch or French.

The questions alternate between the four language aspects listed. The difficulty of the questions adapts to the candidates’ individual language level during the test taking. The score reflects the language level achieved in the European Reference Framework (ECFR) for languages.

The FLT is the most comprehensive language test in our range. By reporting in ERK levels, you immediately know whether someone is employable in a multilingual context.

ADLT

General language knowledge: spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure (adaptive)

  • 12 minutes
  • NL / FR / EN / DE
  • main measurement ≥ 0.8
  • 385900
  • 1 main measurement, 3 sub measurements

The Adaptive Language Test focuses on different language aspects depending on the test version chosen: spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, knowledge of expressions and synonyms.

These language aspects are questioned through multiple-choice questions and sentences with fill-in boxes to fill in the missing or misspelled word. The difficulty of the questions adapts to the individual language level of the candidates during test-taking.

To choose the most appropriate test version of ADLT, it makes sense to consider what is most appropriate for the job and/​or what language aspect you have doubts about in candidates: broad word knowledge, with or without knowledge of expressions and synonyms, or rather correct spelling and sentence structure?

BET/BST

Business language: vocabulary and word choice

  • NL / FR / EN / DE
  • BST main measurement ≥ 0.9
  • 900
  • BET 2 main measurements - BST 1 main measurement, 5 sub measurements

The Business English/​Spanish Test evaluates a person’s passive knowledge of business language. The vocabulary covered by the questions comes from the commercial and financial sectors.

Multiple-choice questions are used to assess a person’s familiarity with vocabulary in a business context.

Given the specific nature of the context in which the questions are set, BET/BST are best used for positions within the commercial or financial sector, such as marketing managers, sales staff or financial analysts.

BLT

Basic linguistic level

  • 10 minutes
  • NL / FR
  • main measurement ≥ 0.7
  • 93700
  • 1 main measurement, 3 sub measurements

The Basic Language Test evaluates basic knowledge of spoken and written language in English, Dutch or French.

The BLT contains three types of questions. In part one, candidates are given sound fragments with a question about the meaning of what they hear; in part two, candidates have to infer the correct translation or meaning of words or phrases from short text fragments; in part three, candidates have to indicate the wording that best fits the given situation.

BLT can be used for jobs that require candidates to use or understand simple phrases in another language, such as the jobs of security guard, receptionist, maintenance staff.

MLT

General language knowledge: vocabulary, grammar, spelling (adaptive)

  • 21 minutes
  • NL / FR / EN
  • main measurement ≥ 0.9
  • 11000
  • 1 main measurement, 3 sub measurements

The Mother Language Test evaluates a thorough knowledge of the written mother tongue in English, Dutch or French.

The questions cover vocabulary, grammar and spelling of the mother tongue and offer a mix of multiple-choice ​which word does not fit in the row?” type questions, sentences where a word has to be entered that fits the context and questions on the correct spelling of words. The difficulty of the questions adapts during test-taking to the individual language level of the candidates.

MLT is especially suitable for jobs in which a lot of written communication has to be processed and produced, such as for lawyers, file managers, HR consultants, staff employees and employees at an executive secretariat.

CRT

Text comprehension: reading comprehension and lexical comprehension

  • 18 minutes
  • NL / FR / EN / DE
  • main measurement ≥ 0.7
  • 13900
  • 1 main measurement, 8 sub measurements

Do your candidates need to be able to derive the right message and make the right connections from complex texts? The Cebir Reading Test measures text comprehension in an administrative, technical or popular science context.

Questions cover a text as a whole, passages of a text or words used. Candidates have to select the correct answer from a set of suggested answers.

Good reading skills are important for, for example, lawyers, scientific researchers, technicians, operators, account managers, executives, engineers, psychologists and installers.

ORTHO

Spelling (passive knowledge)

  • 7 minutes
  • FR / EN / DE
  • main measurement ≥ 0.7
  • 5700
  • 1 main measurement, 5-6 sub measurements

Orthographe measures knowledge of spelling in French, English and German. The test is designed primarily for native speakers but includes norms to compare spelling knowledge with that of native speakers.

The test questions spelling in several ways. In a series of sentences, candidates have to indicate the sentence without spelling errors; in other questions, they have to tick the misspelled word or indicate the correct spelling of a word. All questions contain multiple-choice answers.

ORTHO is recommended for jobs in which correct spelling is crucial, such as for lawyers, file managers, HR consultants, staff and secretarial staff.

DICTEE

Spelling (active knowledge)

  • 22 minutes
  • NL / FR / EN / DE
  • main measurement ≥ 0.8
  • 3900
  • 1 main measurement, 4 sub measurements

DICTEE offers a classic dictation exercise to evaluate one’s spelling knowledge in Dutch or French. The test is primarily intended for native speakers but contains norms to compare spelling knowledge with that of native speakers.

A text is first read out in its entirety and then repeated sentence by sentence. Each sentence is repeated twice. A few words are missing in each sentence. Once candidates have completed all the words, they are shown the full text and can make corrections if they wish.

The test is recommended for jobs in which correct spelling is crucial, such as for lawyers, file managers, HR consultants, staff and secretarial staff.

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